The Eagan building’s north side is nearly 100 feet (30.5 meters) high and lights up with the team’s Norseman logo and the words ”Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center – Home of the Minnesota Vikings.”
The NFL team will turn off the lights on the north side of the building between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Nathan Peterman Jersey , said Jeff Anderson, team spokesman. The shut-off time will be moved to about midnight when the team hosts night events such as high school games.
The team is ”listening to the community,” Anderson said.
The other three sides of the facility will remain lit every night, he said.
The Vikings moved into the 277,000-square-foot complex in March. The area includes an indoor practice facility, the team’s headquarters and an outdoor stadium.
Mendota Heights residents complained about the lights last month.
City officials found the building complied with city code when it received an initial complaint about the lights in February, said Tom Garrison, Eagan spokesman.
”Brightness levels are the same as other wall signage in Eagan,” Garrison said.
The new solution was an ”internal team decision,” said Lester Bagley, the Vikings’ executive vice president of public affairs.
”We’d like to be collaborative and compromise Charles Haley Jersey ,” Bagley said.
Resident Nancy Commerford said the decision will help make her street feel less like a circus.
”If I wake up in the middle of the night now I won’t see the lights,” Commerford said. ”Having them compromise like this makes my day.”
The team expects the change to occur this weekend.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton spent the first part of Monday urging players and his own coaching staff to acknowledge everything they did wrong heading into a surprising season-opening loss to Tampa Bay.
“Today’s a tough day in our league, obviously, after a loss like that,” Payton said. “It wasn’t a good tape. It was not a good film.
“The first thing I said this morning was: ‘It is oftentimes said that these early weeks of the season, your team can improve a lot.’ I believe that to be true,” Payton recounted.
“Now, if that is to happen, then today has to be a day where we’re willing to shoulder and not deflect (criticism). That is me as the head coach and everyone in that room. What I mean by that — shoulder — is accept, ‘Hey Colt McCoy Jersey , I have to do this better. I have to find a way to improve this rather than try to deflect.'”
While Payton wanted his team focused primarily on addressing what went wrong in Sunday’s 48-40 loss , a lot had to go right — namely on offense — in order for the Saints to score as many points as they did.
It was apparent that at 39 years old, Drew Brees remains effective enough to pass for 439 yards and lead the offense on five touchdown drives. Receiver Michael Thomas set a team record with 16 receptions. He also had 180 yards receiving and scored a touchdown.
Alvin Kamara picked up where he left off as Offensive Rookie of the Year last season, scoring three times to go with more than 100 yards receiving. Even 37-year-old tight end Ben Watson looked effective in his first game as a Saint in three years, catching four passes for 44 yards.
But Watson said that on good teams, every unit feels as if it came up short after a loss, so the offense was not praising itself. He said he would expect the defense would do the same in a low-scoring loss.
“We should have scored 49 — and a good team looks at it that way,” Watson said, alluding to the fact New Orleans could have indeed scored more if not for two lost fumbles — one of which was returned for a touchdown — and three drives than ended with punts.
Tampa Bay, by contrast, did not turn the ball over and punted only once.
“It’s about looking in the mirror and being willing to acknowledge what we see Larry Allen Jersey ,” Watson said. “Football is a game played by humans. There’s going to be mistakes made. … How do we return from those?”
Veteran linebacker Demario Davis, who made his Saints debut on Sunday, said his defensive teammates should understand how urgent it is that they understand exactly what went wrong and how to correct it — fast. The Saints gave up more than 500 yards and three TDs longer than 35 yards.
“When you give up 48 points you didn’t do nothing right — technique, assignment, alignment, eyes, discipline. It just wasn’t a good performance,” Davis said. “It wasn’t good enough and we’ve got to get it fixed.”
Heading into the season, the schedule appeared to allow a fast start for New Orleans, which has Super Bowl aspirations after nearly advancing to the NFC title game last season.
There was Sunday’s opener at home against a Buccaneers squad coming off a five-win campaign and with its starting quarterback suspended, followed by another home game against Cleveland Jaylon Smith Jersey , which did not win a game last season.
Cleveland hasn’t won a game yet this season, either. But the Browns’ tie with Pittsburgh on Sunday left them better off than New Orleans, and also provided evidence that Cleveland may have improved considerably.
“This is going to be an important game for us,” Davis said.
Added defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins: “We’ve just got to go out and play to win, regardless of whether it’s the ’85 Chicago Bears or the 0-16 Cleveland Browns from last year, or whatever.”Authentic Womens Breeland Speaks Jersey
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