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Guide to Game Day: Vikings-Bears

The Vikings (10-5) will host the Bears (7-8) at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

This will be the 118th meeting between the teams and fourth consecutive season that Minnesota has hosted Chicago in Week 17.

Counterfeit Tickets

Due to high demand for the game against the Bears, the Vikings encourage all fans to be aware of potential fraudulent tickets and diligent with their ticket purchases.

The only authorized sources for Vikings tickets are on-line thru Vikings.com, Ticketmaster, NFL TicketExchange, StubHub and SeatGeek. Purchasing tickets from any other on-line source, such as Craig's List, Facebook, etc. is done at the buyer's risk and is discouraged. Additionally, PDFs, printed tickets, or screenshots are very likely fraudulent and should not be purchased.

Please note Vikings tickets are digital-only and will be transferred to recipients via the Vikings, Ticketmaster or StubHub apps. Stadium entry is done thru accessing tickets on a mobile device. Screenshots are not accepted for entry. Finally, secondary market prices can be extremely high; if a deal appears to be too good to be true, it likely is, so please remain extremely cautious with non-authorized sales sources. The selling of tickets on U.S. Bank Stadium property is illegal.

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 FOX (KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities) and broadcast by the Vikings Radio Network (KFAN 100.3-FM is the flagship).

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

Traffic/road construction information

* TRAFFIC ALERT – 5th Avenue South Downtown Exit Closed*

Due to this week's fire at the Drake Hotel, the 5th Avenue South downtown exit from I-35W North will be closed for Sunday's game. Fans coming from the south are encouraged to use one of the following alternate routes:

I-35W North to 3rd Street/Washington Avenue exits

I-394 East (via Highway 169 North or Highway 100 North)

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.

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Bears.

In-stadium elements

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.

Limited quantities of "Emerge the Victor," which concludes a three-print series made possible by Pepsi in support of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation, will be available for purchase. The Purple Print series was created to celebrate Nordic heritage. It features gold foil accents and is ideal for the fan who wants to show Vikings pride in his or her home or office in an elegant way. The prints will be available at the Minnesota Vikings Foundation kiosk near Section 101.

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: Members of the Minnesota Air National Guard will present the colors during the National Anthem.

National Anthem: TBA

Gjallarhorn: TBA

Special Recognition: SKOL Service MVPs — U.S. Bank Stadium game-day team members who have gone above and beyond — will be recognized.

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 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and are subject to change at any time without notice.

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

Delta Sky360° Club: Ted Brown

Medtronic Club: Leo Lewis

FMP Club: Dave Dixon

Polaris Club: Dave Osborn

Little Six Casino's Club Gold: Joe Jackson

Mystic Lake Club Purple: Gene Washington

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium:

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Tyrone Carter and Stu Voigt

IN-GAME

Halftime:

The Minnesota Wind Chill and the Madison Radicals of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), which has 21 teams across the United States, will play a scrimmage.

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 will be the Rochester Flyers, a Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Team, that the Vikings sponsored this fall. The Flyers signed contracts with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and practiced at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center multiple times this fall.

The Vikings sent the Flyers to Los Angeles earlier this month to play a scrimmage against a team sponsored by the Chargers. The two teams spent Saturday at an amusement park and enjoyed dinner together before showing tremendous sportsmanship during their game before Minnesota faced Los Angeles in Week 15.

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.

Out-of-stadium elements

Pepsi Sound the North Stage:

DJ Inferno will perform from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Partner activations:

CenturyLink, Crown Royal, Fleet Farm, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Miller, Mystic Lake and North Memorial Health 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. Caribou Coffee and hot chocolate will be available at Vikings Table.

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 an "Apple Cider Hot Toddy" 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:

Face-painting and other activities will be available.

Bag Check:

Check your bag for $10 per item (cash only) at our secure bag check located on the east end of Park Avenue, south of 4th Street and north of the Light Rail tracks.

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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