“Purple Path” brings more food and excitement to Vikings game days

An enhanced game-day experience is coming to downtown Minneapolis for Minnesota Vikings fans and many others.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 23, the stretch of Fifth Street South between the Warehouse District and the Metrodome will be known as the “Purple Path,” which is designed to encourage people to come early for games and take in all that Downtown has to offer. The first enhancement to the fan experience along the “Purple Path” will be “railgating” on the two blocks of Fifth Street South between Fifth Avenue South and Portland Avenue South. Beginning around 7 a.m., 16 mobile food trucks will be parked on Fifth Street for fans to sample a wide variety of foods offered by this group of food trucks. The trucks will be there until around 1 p.m., or about an hour after kickoff of the Minnesota Vikings–San Francisco 49ers game.

The creation of the Purple Path and “railgating” is due to the cooperation among many local partners, including the Minnesota Vikings, Warehouse District businesses, mobile food truck operators and the entire downtown hospitality industry.

Published Sep. 19, 2012