The Minnesota Vikings are turning off the lights at the team’s new practice facility south of Minneapolis after neighbors complained
about the glow.
The Eagan building’s north side is nearly 100 feet (30.5 meters) high and lights up with the team’s Norseman logo and the words ”Twin Cities Orthopedics
Performance Center – Home of the Minnesota Vikings.”
The NFL team will turn off the lights on the north side of the building between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Redskins Da'Ron Payne Jersey
, said Jeff Anderson, team spokesman. The shut-off time will be moved to about midnight when the team hosts night events
such as high school games.
The team is ”listening to the community,” Anderson said.
The other three sides of the facility will remain lit every night, he said.
The Vikings moved into the 277,000-square-foot complex in March. The area includes an indoor practice facility, the team’s headquarters and an outdoor
Mendota Heights residents complained about the lights last month.
City officials found the building complied with city code when it received an initial complaint about the lights in February Cheap Da'Ron Payne Jersey
, said Tom Garrison, Eagan spokesman.
”Brightness levels are the same as other wall signage in Eagan,” Garrison said.
The new solution was an ”internal team decision,” said Lester Bagley, the Vikings’ executive vice president of public affairs.
”We’d like to be collaborative and compromise,” Bagley said.
Resident Nancy Commerford said the decision will help make her street feel less like a circus.
”If I wake up in the middle of the night now I won’t see the lights Packers Josh Jackson Jersey
,” Commerford said. ”Having them compromise like this makes my day.”
The team expects the change to occur this weekend.
The only thing that’s gone well for Oklahoma’s massive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. this week is a vote of
confidence from his Heisman Trophy-winning teammate.
”When are you ever going to watch Orlando Brown run 40 yards down the field?” quarterback Baker Mayfield asked Friday. ”You can watch last year’s tape and see
he allowed zero sacks. I’d say that’s pretty important for a left tackle.”
It sure is.
But measures matter, too, and Brown’s wretched week will undoubtedly stick in the minds of scouts, coaches and general managers leading up to the draft next