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Guide to Game Day: Vikings-Broncos

The Vikings (7-3) will host the Broncos (3-6) at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.

After two weeks on the road, the return to U.S. Bank Stadium will feature the annual Salute to Service game. Active duty members of the military, veterans and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice will be honored.

The Vikings are proud to host the Salute to Service game. Players and coaches will wear special-edition gear, much of which will be auctioned to raise money. Since 2011, Salute to Service has raised more than $34 million for military and veteran nonprofit organizations.

Mobile Entry

Tickets are accessible via the Vikings app or the online My Vikings Account portal and can be saved to fans’ mobile devices. No hard tickets or printed PDFs are available. Digital tickets allow for better communication between the team and fans, reduce fraud and counterfeit tickets, provide flexibility to manage, transfer or sell tickets at any time and offer quick and easy entry into the stadium using a smartphone.

Step 1: Download and open the free Minnesota Vikings App (available for Apple and Android devices).

Step 2: Navigate to the Tickets tab and sign in using email and password for My Vikings Account.

Step 3: Select the event to attend and click View Barcode to load ticket(s) ahead of time to scan for entry.

Step 4: View ticket barcode before arriving to the event. Swipe left to view more than one ticket.

* Fans can also add the tickets to Apple Wallet for guaranteed easy access on game day.

For more information regarding mobile entry, click here.

On the airwaves

The game will be televised by CBS (WCCO in Minneapolis/St. Paul). It also will be broadcast on the Vikings Radio Network (KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK 1130-AM are the flagship stations).

Click here for all of the ways to watch/listen/stream the game.

Road construction information

Construction updates are available on the MnDOT site.

Logistics, events and activities

Here’s a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of U.S. Bank Stadium.

Delta Vikings Village and Medtronic Plaza open: 9 a.m.

Stadium gates open: 10 a.m.

Kickoff: Noon

A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit vikings.com/stadium for additional information about parking, tailgating, public transportation and ride-share pick-up and drop-off locations.

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In-stadium elements

Game Theme: Salute to Service

Vikings Table Nonprofit Partner of the Game: United Heroes League

Game-day auctions:

There are multiple ways to support the Minnesota Vikings Foundation, including through participating in game-day auctions. You can bid on unique memorabilia and unforgettable experiences offered at every home game. Use bidpal.net/vikings2019 to register. Bidders do not need to be present to win. Visit vikings.com/foundation to learn more.

The auction for this game will include Salute to Service-themed photos that have been autographed by Vikings players.

PRE-GAME

Player warmups: DJ Skee, a native of Saint Paul and creator of Dash Radio, will return for his fourth season as the official Vikings pregame field DJ. He will curate a set list based on requests by Vikings players.

Color Guard: A Joint Services Honor Guard representing all branches of service will present the colors and be accompanied by a full-field American flag.

National Anthem: Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gaynor, a lead vocalist in the Army’s West Point Band, will sing the National Anthem.

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Honorary Captain: Sunday’s Honorary Captain will be Vikings Director of Security Kim Klawiter, who has been nominated for the league-wide Salute to Service Award. The former Army Master Sgt. is in his 14th season with the Vikings. Klawiter served in Vietnam and has been awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, as well as an air medal for 25 or more combat assaults by helicopter, an Army commendation medal and Vietnam campaign and service medals.

IN-GAME

Halftime: In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Vikings will honor and pay tribute to World War II veterans in a special ceremony.

U.S. Bank Hometown Heroes:

The U.S. Bank Hometown Heroes program honors individuals who have gone to extraordinary measures to make positive differences in the community. If you would like to nominate someone, visit Vikings.com/fans/promos/hometown-hero.

Sunday’s Hometown Heroes are retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, who created the Warrior Dog Foundation, and retired Navy SEAL Benito Olson, who founded Patriot Dog Training. Warrior Dog Foundation is dedicated to serving working military K9s, the special operations community and their families. Even though he was critically wounded in Iraq in 2008, Olson served four additional deployments in Afghanistan.

U.S. Bank Huddle for 100 Headquarters:

New this year, U.S. Bank’s Huddle for 100 Headquarters will serve as an in-game destination for fans to participate in the NFL’s Huddle for 100 initiative. Fans can participate in photo ops, use interactive video screens and sign up to help reach the NFL’s goal of 100 million minutes of volunteerism.

The Huddle for 100 HQ is located on the main concourse near section 113.

Vikings fans came together in July to help the team win a $5,000 grant for topping the league in volunteer minutes.

Special Recognition

Five World War II veterans embarked this month on an unprecedented Hy-Vee Veterans Voyage.

The veterans, who range from 94 to 101 years of age, visited England and France for free thanks to a partnership between Hy-Vee and the Minnesota Vikings.

Fred Apfelbacher and Donald J. Halverson served in the United States Army, and Robert Holmstrom, James R. Rasmussen and William T. Patten, 101, served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, the precursor to the Department of the Air Force, which was established in 1947.

The heroes visited Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center for a Saturday practice earlier this month where they were welcomed by Head Coach Mike Zimmer and players before making their trip overseas.

A videographer from Vikings Entertainment Network accompanied the group on the trip to Europe. The veterans are scheduled to attend Sunday’s game to be honored.

Autographs

Vikings Legends will sign autographs at multiple locations inside and outside of U.S. Bank Stadium and in the Delta Vikings Village. Autographs are scheduled from 6-7 p.m. and are subject to change at any time without notice.

Locations inside U.S. Bank Stadium (game ticket required):

Delta Sky360° Club: Gene Washington

Medtronic Club: Doug Sutherland

FMP Club: Rickey Young

Polaris Club: Joe Kapp

Little Six Casino’s Club Gold: Autry Beamon

Mystic Lake Club Purple: Tony Richardson

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium:

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Carl Hilton and John Swain

Out-of-stadium elements

Pepsi Sound the North Stage:

Good for Gary will perform from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Partner activations:

CenturyLink, Crown Royal, Fleet Farm, Highland Park, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Miller, Mystic Lake, North Memorial Health, Palm Beach Tan, The Salvation Army, Sleep Number, Star Tribune, TCO, Xcel Energy and 3M are scheduled to have fan-engagement areas.

The Longhouse:

The Longhouse will be open before and during Sunday’s game to fans with or without game tickets.

Food Information:

Vikings Table, a charity food truck outreach initiative of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation, will sell food from the Delta Vikings Village. Proceeds will then be used for future distributions of free food.

Aramark will be selling tailgate fare from inside and outside the Longhouse and the permanent building in Delta Vikings Village. Beer, wine, the “Purple Passion” drink and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase in multiple locations.

The Vikings in September announced food and beverage offerings that have been added or expanded this year, as well as things that are new at U.S. Bank Stadium for 2019.

Merchandise:

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

Activities in the Delta Vikings Village:

Chuck for Charity – The Vikings social impact department will be raising money for the Minnesota Vikings Foundation by challenging fans to make a 30-yard throw to an inflatable target. Winners will receive prizes of varying types each game. Limited-edition T-shirts whose proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Vikings Foundation will be sold.

Other activities face-painting, tailgate games, inflatable bag toss, QB Challenge, a coloring station and photo ops

Bag Check:

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

Fans are encouraged to avoid bringing bags to games. If, however, fans opt to bring a bag, it must comply with the NFL’s clear bag policy.

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