Vikings Alternate Logo
The Minnesota Vikings have had an alternate logo since the team was founded in 1961. The original design featured a Viking helmet with two horns, which has undergone several iterations over the years. The most recent version of the logo features a more modernized look, with bolder lines and brighter colors. This new design is meant to reflect the team’s history and current status in professional football.
The first significant change to this alternate logo came in 1998 when Nike became involved in designing NFL teams' uniforms. They gave their spin on what they thought would best represent each franchise’s identity; for example, they changed up some of the details on Minnesota's helmet, such as adding laces along its sides and making it slightly more prominent than before while keeping true to its traditional shape overall. This redesign also emphasized the purple color seen throughout many aspects of Vikings culture today, from jerseys worn by players all way down to fan apparel sold at stores around the state.
Since then, minor changes have been made here or there, but nothing drastic like the 1998 overhaul, which still stands out among other teams' logos even 22 years later. Even though things may constantly be changing within the organization itself, one thing that will remain the same forever is an iconic image associated with a beloved franchise whose roots are deeply embedded into the fabric Twin Cities area, so much so that no matter how times shift fans can always count on seeing familiar face smiling back them every time take field play another game representing proud heritage behind the name “Minnesota Vikings."
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2004 - Present
Letters “V” in purple with a yellow outline. The letter have viking horns on the ends. The letter “V” stands for the team nickname Vikings.
1998 - Present
Letters “MV” in purple with a yellow outline. The letters have viking horns on the ends. The letters “MV” stand for the state and team nickname Minnesota Vikings.