THE VOYAGE BEGINS
Just days prior to the stadium opening, I received a call from Tracie Speca-Ventura (owner at SATA). She said they selected my "Purple Pride" design to be the Inaugural Season Commemorative art piece. Holy crap - what an honor! They issued a limited edition of 3000 giclée prints to be signed and numbered by yours truly. Signing the prints was a marathon event (16 hours!) that I will never forget. The prints were also gold foil stamped with an official U.S. Bank Stadium Inaugural Season logo.
A portion of the prints were distributed to guests attending the "Purple Gala". This was a private black-tie party that the Vikings ownership threw to christen the new stadium. The remaining stock will be distributed by Vikings personnel to recipients of their choice.