Who was the first NFL team to stay in the Minnesota Vikings hotel?

July 30, 2019 Off By idswater

Who was the first NFL team to stay in the Minnesota Vikings hotel?

The Minnesota Vikings became the first team to stay there, he recalls, in the late 1980s. As its footballing clientele grew, so too did the hotel.

Where do the Major League Baseball teams stay?

Each team has a preference to hotel they have been known to stay at when visiting different cities. Sometimes it changes based on availability and dates. Each league and team may have specific requirements to fulfill their teams travel needs. What hotel do the Arizona Diamondbacks stay at?

How long is the drive from the stadium to the hotel?

“A 30-minute drive from the hotel to the stadium is pretty commonplace in other NFL cities,” Aaron Popkey, the Packers’ director of public affairs and former travel manager, told me, and, in places like Dallas or San Francisco teams frequently stay more than 30 minutes away from the stadium.

Where do NFL teams stay when in Lambeau Field?

This is the most peculiar hotel situation in the NFL. While there are numerous fine hotels within spitting distance of Lambeau, teams choose to stay a ways away at what is not exactly a luxury establishment.

The Minnesota Vikings became the first team to stay there, he recalls, in the late 1980s. As its footballing clientele grew, so too did the hotel.

“A 30-minute drive from the hotel to the stadium is pretty commonplace in other NFL cities,” Aaron Popkey, the Packers’ director of public affairs and former travel manager, told me, and, in places like Dallas or San Francisco teams frequently stay more than 30 minutes away from the stadium.

This is the most peculiar hotel situation in the NFL. While there are numerous fine hotels within spitting distance of Lambeau, teams choose to stay a ways away at what is not exactly a luxury establishment.

Can a visiting NFL team stay in a different city?

* But according to Rich Ryman, the Packers business reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, it’s the only situation where a visiting NFL team stays in a different city—not just a suburb or adjacent metropolitan area—from the home team. Several weeks ago, I dropped in on the hotel’s general manager.