The Vikings entertainment team came up with the idea after the NFL banned fireworks displays in stadiums in 2019. (This ban came after one of the pyrotechnic units used by the Tennessee Titans caught fire in their stadium.)
“There is no other NFL team doing this right now,” Bostrom said. “I think we’re trying to establish a trend here.”
Vikings aren’t lost on how the latest snowfall inside a Vikings stadium was a disaster. In 2010, the Metrodome collapsed under the weight of 17 inches of snow.
“We thought about that and really put the Met first, because we used to play outside and snow was a big part of our game here,” said Bostrom.
Vikings say the snow is here to stay at US Bank Stadium. Twenty-five snow fans are permanently mounted to the beams, while another 17 are spread out to lower levels. They test them throughout the season to find the best ways to reach most fans.