The Minnesota legislature has given the Vikings permission to sell alcohol in the Commons park, a 4.2-acre gathering space outside U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings don't have a specific plan to sell alcohol in Commons park yet.

"The biggest issue is the lack of fan gathering spaces and disappearing tailgating opportunities -- a time-honored tradition for the Vikings fans in the days of yore," team vice president Lester Bagley said.

If the coronavirus pandemic prevents fans from filling the stadium, it's possible that fans will still be permitted to gather outside the stadium in a way that promotes social distancing.