Beginning tonight, local Vikings fans will have a chance to meet several of their favorite players during a handful of public appearances throughout the Twin Cities this weekend.
Between Polaris Vikings Winterfest and the Madden 17 Vikings Championship Challenger Showcase, seven current Vikings players, along with Vikings Legends, will be participating in public events over the next three days.
Thursday, February 16
6 p.m. – Everson Griffen and Captain Munnerlyn will join K102’s Mike Mussman for Vikings Country Radio. The hour-long radio show will be broadcast live from Prior Lake VFW (16306 Main Ave. SE, Prior Lake).
Friday, February 17
8 a.m. – C.J. Ham, Zach Line and Adam Thielen will join KFAN’s Power Trip morning show live from The Pointe Grill & Bar (16691 E Hwy 13, Prior Lake).
9 a.m. – Paul Allen’s 9 to Noon show will be broadcast live from The Pointe Grill & Bar (16691 E Hwy 13, Prior Lake). Charles Johnson, Captain Munnerlyn and Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur will join the Voice of the Vikings during his three-hour show.
4 p.m. – Ham, Johnson, Line, Munnerlyn and Thielen will sign autographs for an hour at Lakers Tavern & Pizza (15750 E Hwy 13, Prior Lake).
5 p.m. – The group of five Vikings will hold another hour-long autograph session at T.J. Hooligan’s, (16731 E Hwy 13, Prior Lake).
7:30 p.m. – Current Vikings will hold a question-and-answer session prior to the Hairball concert at the Mystic Showroom (2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372). K102’s Muss will moderate the session leading into the 8 p.m. concert. Tickets are available this event at can be purchased by phone at 952.496.6563, online at Vikings.com/Winterfest or in person at the Mystic Box Office.
Saturday, February 18
8:30 a.m. – Players will be helping serve pancakes and coffee at the Prior Lake VFW on Saturday morning. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $10 and can be purchased at the Prior Lake VFW prior to the event and at the door on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Prior Lake 501 (c)(3) organizations through the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce.
3 p.m. – Stefon Diggs will sign autographs for a limited number of fans at the Rotunda at Mall of America during the Vikings Championship Challenger Showcase. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed to fans for autographs beginning at 1 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – Players will sign autographs at the free Winterfest Ice Village at Lakefront Park on Saturday afternoon. The event will also include appearances by Vikings Legends and cheerleaders. Miller Lite will host an Ice Bar and an Ice Concert featuring live music from Tripwire from 5 - 7 p.m. and Chris Hawkey from 8 - 10 p.m. The festivities will conclude with fireworks at 10 p.m.