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:
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.
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.