Professional football started in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in the 1920s-30s with the Minneapolis Marines/Red Jackets. After being accepted in the AFL in 1959, the ownership group reneged on that offer and accepted an NFL franchise in 1960.
Owner Zygi Wilf
NFL Champs 1969
NFC Champs 1973, 1974, 1976
Playoff Appearances 27
The team was officially named the Minnesota Vikings on September 27, 1960. The name is partly meant to reflect Minnesotas place as a center of Scandinavian American culture. The Vikings of old were explorers, warriors and pirates of medieval Scandinavia. They were feared warriors. Our sculpture shows the fierceness of their society, and the strength of the Vikings organization and loyal fans.
Sculpture Size: 20 x 20 x 9
The Sculptor Company has created a hand sculpted limited edition bronze sculpture for each of the thirty-two teams that make up the National Football League. We currently have eight completed pieces of art. Each solid bronze sits upon a marble base and depicts the mascot or history of the team it represents.
Each sculpture will be approximately 20 x 20 x 9. It weighs 28 32 pounds. Each customer will have the opportunity to create a personalized nameplate to go on the front of their art piece. This will give the owner the ability to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come showing their loyalty and support for their Team and the NFL.