The Vikings won’t be the only thing in Minnesota with a new home when the 2016 football season rolls around. With U.S. Bank Stadium set to open its doors to Vikings fans for preseason football in August, the Gjallarhorn is also relocating.
Typically stationed on the Vikings sideline, the Gjallarhorn will now have its own platform that will overlook the field from the northwest corner of the state-of-the-art facility ensuring that fans all over the building will get a chance to witness the pregame tradition of the sounding of the horn.
According to Norse mythology, the Gjallarhorn was sounded to announce the arrival of the gods. Since 2007, Vikings fans have witnessed the sounding to signal that the Vikings are coming and the start of a great battle on the gridiron is on the horizon.
Each home game, a notable figure in the community is selected by the organization is selected to perform the ceremonial task. Throughout the game the horn is also utilized to signal monumental plays.
Below is a list of those that sounded the Gjallarhorn for the Vikings in 2015.
Phil Housley -- August 15th vs. Buccaneers -- NHL Hall of Famer from St. Paul, Minnesota
Maddyn Greenway -- August 22nd vs. Raiders -- Daughter of Vikings LB
Alan Page -- September 20th vs. Lions -- Vikings Hall of Fame DT, MN Supreme Court Justice
Fran Tarkenton -- September 27th vs. Chargers -- Vikings Hall of Fame QB
Minnesota Lynx -- October 18th vs. Chiefs -- The 2015 WNBA Champions
Eric Marts -- November 8th vs. Rams -- Army Master Sergeant, 34th Infantry Division
Devan Dubnyk -- November 22nd vs. Packers -- Minnesota Wild Goalie
Sid Hartman -- December 20th vs. Bears -- Minneapolis Star Tribune Journalist
Erick Kaler -- December 27th vs. Giants -- University of Minnesota President