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Gameday Elements: Vikings vs. 49ers

The Vikings will host the 49ers and NBC's Sunday Night Football at 7 p.m. (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in the third preseason game for both teams.

Here's a look at logistics, events and activities surrounding the first game of 2017 at the second-year venue.

Delta Vikings Village opens:4:30 p.m.

Stadium gates open: 4:30 p.m.

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

A dedicated **core** **Skyway route** will open at 9 a.m.

Broadcast info

Television: NBC (Play-by-play: Al Michaels, Analyst: Cris Collinsworth; Sideline: Michele Tafoya)

Radio: KFAN 100.3-FM in the Twin Cities and across the five-state Vikings Radio Network

In-stadium elements

Pre-game festivities


Vikings SKOL Chant**

The Vikings will continue the "Vikings SKOL Chant," a version of the "Vikings War Chant" that was made famous by the Iceland men's national soccer team after its return from the Euro 2016 this summer. Aron Gunnarsson, the captain of Iceland's national team, and Thor Bjornsson, a native Icelander and "The Mountain" from Game of Thrones, helped pass along this new tradition in the regular-season opener. Vikings alumni and military members in uniform will be featured.

MVC Junior Cheer Performance

More than 400 young people will participate in the MVC Junior Cheer Performance on the field before Sunday's game. Young ladies have practiced their routine with the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, and new this year, more than 20 young men will perform as junior flag runners.

Color Guard: Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association

National Anthem: Jesse Larson, a finalist on NBC's *The Voice *in 2017

Gjallarhorn:E.J. Henderson, former Vikings linebacker and Youth Football Manager

U.S. Bank Hometown Hero:During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings will recognize one individual who has helped make our community a better place. We will honor a Minnesotan who has gone to extraordinary measures.

Tonight's Hometown Hero is Brennan Miland.

Brennan is a rising junior at Grand Meadow High School. Diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 8, Brennan played one game as a freshman but hasn't played since because of chemotherapy. Recently, Brennan was told he is able to undergo a procedure and play this season. Brennan is joined tonight by his entire team, the 2016 9-Man State Champions.

Autographs:Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at multiple locations inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Delta Sky360 Club: Mike Morris

Medtronic Club: Dave Dixon

Hyundai Club: Willie Howard

Mystic Lake Club Purple: Rufus Bess

Out-of-stadium elements

Delta Vikings Village Activities:

The Delta Vikings Village will be open from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday to fans with and without tickets (Note: The Vikings Longhouse will not be open Sunday).

Partner activation:

CenturyLink, Hyundai, Hy-Vee, Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, Twin Cities Orthopedics and U.S. Bank are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.

Pepsi Sound the North Stage:

Tripwire will perform from 4:30-7 p.m.

Delta Vikings Village Stage timeline:

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders performance: 5:25 p.m.

SKOL Line performance: 5:30 p.m.


The Longhouse will not be open for Sunday's game.


The Vikings Locker Room will have two merchandise trucks located in the Delta Vikings Village.

Activities on The Commons:

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders performance: 5:30 p.m.

SKOL Line performance: 5:40 p.m.

Face Painters – Unique and classic face-painting opportunities provided for fans of all ages

QB Challenge – Throw to your favorite targets: Kyle Rudolph, Jerick McKinnon and Stefon Diggs

Inflatable Obstacle Course – Climb walls, dodge defenders and finish by going down the slide

Play 60 Zone – Put your skills to the test and learn new ways to stay active

Giant Inflatable Bag Toss – How many bags in a row can you make?

Giveaways – The first 1,000 fans will receive a 2017 poster and schedule card

Chuck for Charity – The Vikings new social impact department will be raising money for the Vikings Foundation by challenging fans to make a 30-yard throw to an inflatable target.  Winners will receive prizes of varying types each game.  The social impact department will be selling game-day T-shirts with proceeds also going to the **newly launched Minnesota Vikings Foundation**.      

High School Football Skills Competition – (4-6 p.m.) Each of the 2016 Minnesota State High School Football Champions from all seven classifications are scheduled to participate in a football skills competition to crown the 2017 Minnesota Vikings Skills Champion.

The teams will compete in contests that measure prowess in passing, catching and overall athleticism. The two teams with the best cumulative score will compete in a timed relay on the field during halftime of the game, and the winning team will receive a $2,500 grant for its football program from the Minnesota Vikings.

The 2016 State Champs were Grand Meadow (9-Man), Minneapolis North (A), Caledonia (AA), Lourdes (AAA), Benilde-St. Margaret's (AAAA), Elk River (AAAAA) and Totino-Grace (AAAAAA).

Social Impact Partner of the Game – Tackle Cancer will be collecting donations for Randy Shaver's Tackle Cancer campaign during the pre-game activities. Fifty volunteers will be wearing purple shirts with a Vikings/Tackle Cancer logo. Volunteers will arrive at the 10x10 tent by the stage at 3:30 p.m.

Food Vendors –There will be three food trucks on The Commons, offering a variety of options.

First Aid:

A First Aid tent will be located on the southeast end of The Commons at the corner of South 5th Street and Park Avenue.        

*Bag Check:                           *

Check your bag for $10 per item (cash only) at our secure bag check located in The Commons.

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