While elements like the baggy and dirt from the mound were auctioned off a few weeks accord, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority recently took bids from contractors to remove the seats. The winner -- Albrecht Signs -- will dismantle the iconic blue seats and make them available for purchase, reports MPR's Tim Nelson:
[FONT=Georgia]Prices are up in the air right now. Individual seats will could run $60 each, and specific seats may require an extra $20 to fulfill the request. Manning says non-profits and other groups may get them for a $40 each. Hathaway, the MSFA spokeswoman, said her agency hasn’t agreed on final prices yet and the contract hasn’t actually been drawn up yet.[/FONT]
Of course, there may be an incentive for those who will attend the Vikings game this Sunday to eschew the fees by simply taking a seat after the final whistle blows, however, the team has beefed up security to ensure there is not a repeat of the Met Stadium's 1981 near-riot final game.
$60 is not a bad price to pay. Heck, that's like one day of pay while substitute teaching for Twins' prospect Alex Meyer.