Security Measures on Game Day: The Vikings are requesting fan cooperation with new measures to increase stadium security. Coolers, duffel bags, packages, backpacks, beverage containers, alcohol, mace, laser pointers, noise makers of any kind, metal or wood poles, video cameras, weapons of any type and large purses are banned from NFL stadiums. Fans bringing these items will be asked to return them to their vehicles. Nothing larger than a small purse, which will be subject to inspection, the stadium. In addition, no beverage containers (cans or bottles) can be brought into the stadium. Due to the increased security, fans are encouraged to arrive earlier than usual at the stadium and take their seats sooner to avoid pressure areas at the entry gates. Gates will open two hours before kickoff. An express lane will be added to each gate for those fans not bringing anything into Mall of America Field at the H.H.H. Metrodome. If the national security level is raised to ‘Orange/High" security personnel will also be conducting pat-downs of all fans upon entering.
Pat-Downs: In order to further enhance fan safety and comfort, everyone entering Mall of America Field for all home games will be subject to hand searches.
You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into the Stadium. By tendering this ticket and entering the Stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and stadium landlord or their agents. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early at stadium gates to help facilitate this additional security measure. All fans entering Mall of America Field will be subject to and should expect to be patted down by security personnel before going through stadium gates.