From Game 1 to 324 and Everything in Between

2013 Vikings Final Game Playbook | Feature of J. Forrest | By Mike Wobschall and J. Forrest

This past Sunday marked the final game at Mall of America Field, the stadium the Vikings have called home since 1982. Many fans have seen many great moments in this building. But J. Forrest, a passionate Vikings fan from Minneapolis, can lay claim to a unique feat: He was in the building for the first Vikings game and he will be here for the final Vikings game in the building. Forrest has been gracious enough to share his thoughts on this feat and all the memories he and his family made while watching games in this building.

Vikings final dome gameWhether it was the cold or the crowd or perhaps my persistence, at some point my mom relinquished her Viking ticket and let me assume the regular seat next to my dad. We said “Farewell to the Met” in December of 1981 while wearing moon boots and snowmobile suits. Our game day rituals were about to change [...]