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Eagles fan says he will pay for seat stolen during Super Bowl

A Minnesota Vikings logo is embossed on each padded seat right behind the east end zone at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A man who stole a seat from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis after the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement.

Stadium manager SMG said it plans no further action against the Philadelphia Eagles fan. That seat and two other damaged seats were replaced Tuesday, according to a release.

Video of the man with a purple seat in the stadium’s coat check generated more than 190,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon. A traveler later snapped a photo of him at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, with the seat strapped to his carry-on suitcase, and that was also posted online.

The stadium keeps extra seats, so the estimated cost to replace it, including labor, is $125.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said its use agreement with the NFL stipulates that the league is responsible for any damage to the stadium.

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