Despite the team not achieving the success it wanted on the field, the debut of U.S. Bank Stadium was a success, proving a world-class venue for fans to enjoy watching their favorite team.
Gavin Pierson was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago, but since then has become the first person in the world to beat his unique type of disease. The Vikings honored Gavin during Sunday's win over the Bears. Thanks to The Foundation for Compassionate Use Reform for portions of the video.
In what was maybe his final NFL game, LB Chad Greenway was featured on the video board and received a possible sendoff ovation from the Vikings fans.
2016 Mr. Football Wade Sullivan and the other members of the Vikings All-State High School Football Team were recognized at halftime of Sunday's game vs. the Colts.
Sam Heras, a former football player at Irondale High School who lost both his parents to illnesses over the last two years, was recognized as the U.S. Bank Hometown Hero and received a new car during Sunday's game.
More than 90 of the best and brightest high school players from the state of Minnesota took the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday for the Minnesota Football Showcase.
The Vikings hosted a dinner at U.S. Bank Stadium to honor their Hall of Fame players who were then recognized during halftime of Thursday's game along with their bronze busts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Prior to Sunday's game, the Vikings and Cardinals teamed up to honor the late Dennis Green, who of course coached both teams during his 13 seasons as an NFL head coach.
Simone Kolander, the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Forward of the Year and Finalist for 2016 Senior CLASS Award for the University of Minnesota women's soccer team, performed the National Anthem prior to Sunday's game vs. the Cardinals.
Watch a recap of all of the in-game elements that took place at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday during the Vikings' Salute to Service game.
More than 20 members of the Humphrey family were welcomed to Sunday's game by Vikings Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf. Humphrey's legacy and strong support of the Vikings is celebrated in the U.S. Bank Stadium Art Collection.
View images from the 2016 U.S. Bank Stadium Equity Awards where the Vikings and the MSFA recognized U.S. Bank Stadium businesses for exceeding equity goals.
View images from high above downtown Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium from Sunday night during U.S. Bank Stadium's official debut.