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Guide to Game Day: Vikings Vs. Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Vikings and Cardinals will conclude their preseason slates at noon (CT) Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The exhibition contest will finish a week that featured joint practices between the squads on Wednesday and Thursday and plenty of reunions.

Vikings offseason signee Byron Murphy, Jr., turned in a pair of nice sessions against the team that drafted him No. 33 overall in 2019. Although he's not expected to play, he will be on the cover of the Playbook game program. You can preview the whole book here, or check out the longform version here.

Minnesota linebacker Jordan Hicks also enjoyed reconnecting with former teammates, and Vikings employees enjoyed welcoming back seven former assistant coaches who are now with the Cardinals.

How to connect with the game

On the airwaves

A simulcast will air on KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities. KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK 1130-AM and the five-state Vikings Radio Network will broadcast the game.

Audio from the Vikings Radio Network will be available on smart devices through the KFAN channel on the iHeartRadio app.

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

Minnesota Vikings mobile app

Keep the Vikings nearby wherever you go with the Minnesota Vikings mobile app. A source for news and exclusive features, the app also will stream video broadcasts of games for people in the market/broadcast area of each game.

The Minnesota Vikings mobile app is available for iPhone and Android.

Live Chat Staff Writer/Editor Lindsey Young will host a live chat from U.S. Bank Stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Join the conversation with Editorial Assistant Ellis Williams and Senior Editor Craig Peters before the game and stay connected with in-game updates.

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Getting to U.S. Bank Stadium includes information regarding health and safety protocols, parking, tailgating, rideshare and public transit options. It also includes an A to Z guide, maps, and information about the NFL's bag policy and the fan code of conduct.

Cashless payments only

Among the helpful information on that page is a reminder that U.S. Bank Stadium now only accepts cashless payments.

Skyway Access

A special skyway route (map below) will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Saturday's game. has a special page for U.S. Bank Stadium events that will be updated this season.


Health & Safety Protocols

ASM Global VenueShield

ASM Global – U.S. Bank Stadium's management team – continues to execute its "VenueShield" program, ensuring the facility is clean and certified at the highest standards of health and safety. VenueShield focuses on six key components of venue management best practices for health and safety and is specialized for sports and entertainment facilities. VenueShield's environmental hygiene program specifies protocols for disinfection of surfaces, enhanced cleaning methods and applications, and infection control plans.

The Vikings, ASM and the MSFA also implement extensive cleaning, disinfecting and sanitization measures on game days and adhere to guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. All high-touch surfaces throughout the stadium — including seats, railings, food and drink surfaces, elevators and escalators — are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized before, during and after games. Hand sanitizer locations are located throughout U.S. Bank Stadium, including at entrances, concourses, premium areas and restrooms.

Atmos Air

U.S. Bank Stadium offers a clean and safe environment for guests through the virus-fighting protection of a bi-polar ionization system, which is installed in every air handling unit in the venue. This state-of-the-art technology actively contributes to better health by restoring indoor air to its natural state through an ionization process, mitigating or limiting airborne viruses and keeping the air inside the stadium cleaner and healthier. The system installed at U.S. Bank Stadium has been proven in labs to effectively improve indoor air quality. Stadium officials also monitor air flow and take reasonable steps to maximize air exchange.

Downtown Minneapolis/U.S. Bank Stadium Security/Safety

The Vikings and our stadium partners collaborate with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Homeland Security, the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, to ensure the appropriate number of law enforcement officials are on site and that U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding areas are safe for Vikings fans, players and staff. Additionally, together with BEST Security, the team contracts with hundreds of security personnel on game days to ensure a strong security presence throughout the stadium. For 2023 night games, fans will see easily identifiable safety ambassadors (Protective Agents) present throughout several blocks surrounding the stadium and lighting towers will be strategically placed near parking lots and parking ramps. For additional information regarding public safety downtown, please visit the City of Minneapolis, Meet Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council web sites.

Ecolab Science Certified

U.S. Bank Stadium has earned the Ecolab Science CertifiedTM seal. The program combines hospital disinfectants and food-contact sanitizers with public health and food safety protocols, training and periodic auditing, giving fans confidence that practices are repeated and checked. Fans will see the Ecolab Science Certified seal displayed in participating areas throughout the stadium. For more information on the Ecolab Science Certified program, visit


Delta Vikings Village (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)

The Delta Vikings Village will open at 9 a.m. and close at kickoff.

It will include the following activities:

Food and beverages available from Aramark at The Longhouse (opens at 9 a.m.) and additional locations throughout the plaza

The Vikings Table food truck will begin serving at 9 a.m.

Vikings Locker Room team store will open at 9 a.m.

Bag check (locations on north and south sides of Chicago Avenue and on the east side of the stadium on 11th); open from 9 a.m. until 30 minutes after the game; cost is $15 per bag

Autographs by Vikings Legends Bob Lurtsema and Rickey Young from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Commons (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)

Numerous family-friendly activities are planned for The Commons, including the following:

Music by DJ A-Quil

Appearances by Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, Viktor and the SKOL Line

Minnesota Vikings Chuck for Charity

Inflatable games, tailgate games and face painting

Food Trucks: El Burrito and Indigo Bowls

Game Elements

Game Theme

NFL Play Football — A celebration of youth football by honoring coaches who inspire children on and off the field

Pregame DJ

DJ Skee, the St. Paul native who has produced for top artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Michael Jackson and composed music for video games like HALO and Ghost Recon, will feature a custom playlist.

Pregame Performances

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and the SKOL Line

National Anthem

Paige Jaeger, a Technical Specialist with the Vikings Entertainment Network, will sing the National Anthem. The Wayzata native began her time with VEN as an intern in 2019. She has been a part of more than 20 local theater productions in the past decade.

Color Guard

Army National Guard



TCO Legends Connection

Sammy White, who starred as a receiver for 10 seasons and totaled 393 catches for 6,400 yards and 50 touchdowns, will be interviewed during the game. He ranks ninth in receptions, sixth in yards and fifth in touchdowns in team history. White won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors from The Associated Press in 1976 and garnered two Pro Bowl selections. He was inducted to the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2022.


All-Star Stunt Dogs featuring professional dog trainer Chris Perondi and his talented flying disc-catching dogs. Each dog in Saturday's show is a rescue dog.


Hometown Heroes Presented by U.S. Bank

During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings will recognize individuals who have helped make our community a better place. The program honors individuals who have gone to extraordinary measures to make positive differences in the community.

This week's Hometown Heroes are Special Olympics Swimming Champion Matthew Krohn and Gymnastics Champion Tiffany Carey. Krohn, an Inver Grove Heights native has competed in Special Olympics since age 8, won a gold medal in the 25-meter backstroke at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. Carey is from Brooklyn Park and won gold in the Level 2 Women's All-around Competition. She has won five medals.

Vikings Fancam Presented by 3M

The Vikings Fancam captures your excitement throughout the game. Tag yourself and enter to win prizes at

Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks®

THEY score, YOU save! Shop your local Hy-Vee store following game day to receive great fuel savings. Simply spend the same amount that the Vikings scored and earn a one-cent credit on your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® card. If the Vikings score 14 points, spend $14 or more the next day and earn 14 cents of credit on your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® card. Promotion valid at all Minnesota Hy-Vee locations; some limitations apply. See stores for details.

Sacks for Apps Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings brings you "Sacks for Apps" during all Vikings home and away games this season! When the Vikings record 2.0 or more sacks in a game, all fans score a free appetizer with a minimum purchase of $20. Offer is valid for three days after each eligible game. Visit for your digital coupon and offer details.

Fan of the Year Presented by Captain Morgan

Does your Vikings fandom go beyond the game? The Vikings and the NFL are celebrating extraordinary fans who are a positive influence and inspire others through their love of football. Nominate yourself or others for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas! Enter at

Free Big Mac on McD app

Get a free Big Mac on the McD app when the Vikings score two or more touchdowns. $1 minimum purchase required.

#VikingsHAIR Presented by Spalon Montage

Spalon Montage is giving one lucky fan a $100 gift card. Tweet a photo of you at the game to @vikingspromo using #VikingsHAIR for a chance to win.

Charity Auction Benefiting the Minnesota Vikings Foundation

Bid on exclusive Vikings memorabilia and experiences at Visit the auction kiosk by Section 101 to view this game's auction items. All proceeds support the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.

Split The Pot Raffle Benefiting the Minnesota Vikings Foundation

You could be the game-day lucky winner to share the Jackpot! Purchase your raffle tickets from Split The Pot kiosks or sellers roaming through U.S. Bank Stadium. The winning ticket will be selected by a random drawing and posted online after the game. Winner has 30 days to claim the cash prize. Split The Pot supports the Minnesota Vikings Foundation's youth health and education initiatives. Visit for details.

SKOL Scribbles

Enter Skol Scribbles for a chance to win one of 17 weekly prize packs from South Dakota Tourism. Visit Vikings Instagram and Snapchat stories to learn more.