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Guide to Game Day: Vikings-Raiders

The Vikings will host the Raiders at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.

The Commons, Delta Vikings Village and the Medtronic Plaza will open at 9:30 a.m. and feature multiple activities. Tickets are not necessary for activities on The Commons or Delta Vikings Village but are required to access the Medtronic Plaza.

The Vikings earlier this month 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.

The uncommon matchup between the Vikings and Raiders will bring a close to Fantennial Weekend, a celebration of the NFL's 100th season that is overlapping with the annual Vikings Legends Weekend and recognition of the 1969 team that won the NFL Championship.

Fantennial Weekend, which is presented by Courtyard by Marriott, includes tonight's Vikings Prep Spotlight game between Eden Prairie and Shakopee, as well as a free family friendly festival on Saturday at Mall of America. Legends who were members of the 1969 team will participate in a special "Chalk Talk" Saturday night at TCO Performance Center (limited tickets remain).

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 broadcast by FOX (in the Twin Cities by FOX 9 KMSP) and broadcast on the Vikings Radio Network (KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK 1130-AM are the flagship stations).

Click here for all of the broadcast information.

Road construction information

The Minnesota Vikings would like to remind fans that traffic downtown is expected to be heavy. The Twins are scheduled to host the Royals at 1:10 p.m.  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, The Commons and Medtronic Plaza open: 9:30 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.

In-stadium elements

Game Theme: Fantennial/Legends Weekend

More than 100 Vikings Legends are scheduled to attend Sunday's game, with a special nod to the 1969 team that claimed the NFL title in the league's 50th season.

Vikings Table Nonprofit Partner of the Game: The Open Door

A fresh approach to ending local hunger, The Open Door helps more than 6,000 people a month receive fresh and healthy food through innovative programs, including Mobile Food Programs and Community Gardens that provide food where it's needed across Dakota County.

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.

PRE-GAME

"Legendary" featuring John Randle: The former undrafted defensive tackle turned Pro Football Hall of Famer has one of the best stories in NFL history. This time, he's telling the story of the Vikings franchise in a special hype video that will debut before player introductions.

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 United States Air Force, which celebrated its 72nd birthday on Sept. 18, will present the colors.

National Anthem: Pete DuPré, a veteran of World War II, will perform the National Anthem with a harmonica.

Gjallarhorn: Defensive captain Jim Marshall (1961-79) will sound the Gjallarhorn and be joined by fellow original Purple People Eaters Carl Eller (1964-78), Gary Larsen (1965-74) and Alan Page (1967-78).

Fuel Up to Play 60: The Vikings and Midwest Dairy are proud to recognize the 2019 Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors. The Fuel Up to Play 60 program emphasizes the importance of nutrient-rich foods and daily physical activity.

Special Recognition: Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

The Vikings will recognize Mario Hernandez as the 2019 Vikings Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award recipient. Hernandez is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Latino Economic Development Center. He is dedicated to improving lives of Latinos and immigrants in Minnesota with a focus on education, civil rights and economic development.

Honorary Captain: Vikings Legend Joe Kapp (1967-69), who quarterbacked the Vikings to their first playoff appearance in 1968 and first playoff victories the following season will be the Honorary Captain. Kapp tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in one game when he led Minnesota to a 52-14 win over the Baltimore Colts on Sept. 28, 1969. That performance launched a franchise-record, 12-game win streak.

Change to player intros: Because of a temporary leaguewide moratorium regarding the use of on-field pyrotechnics, the dragon on the bow of the player-entry ship will not breathe fire during introductions. The runestones that flank the players during introductions also will not use pyro.

IN-GAME

Halftime: Sunday's halftime will feature a special ceremony celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the historic 1969 Vikings team.

U.S. Bank Hometown Hero:

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 Hero is Vikings Legend Chad Greenway. The South Dakota native who spent 11 seasons (2006-16) with the Vikings continues to make positive impacts on the region through his Lead the Way Foundation that focuses on helping chronically and critically ill children and their caregivers.

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.

CenturyLink Alumni Interview: Henry Thomas

Thomas, a fan favorite who ranks 11th in franchise history with 56 sacks, will be featured. Thomas forced 11 fumbles during his eight seasons in Minnesota, including a league-leading four in 1988.

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

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

Delta Sky360° Club: Jeff Wright
Medtronic Club: Ken Clarke
FMP Club: Alfred Anderson
Polaris Club: Clinton Jones
Little Six Casino's Club Gold: Roy Barker
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Randall McDaniel

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium:

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Bobby Abrams and Robert Tate

Out-of-stadium elements

Pepsi Sound the North Stage:

The Pork Tornadoes will perform from 9:30 a.m. to noon

The Commons Stage:

A DJ will play begin playing music at 9:30 a.m.

SKOL Line: 10:15 a.m.

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:45 a.m.

Partner activations:

CenturyLink, Crown Royal, Fleet Farm, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Midwest Dairy, Miller Lite, Minnesota Lottery, MN Operation Lifesaver, Mystic Lake, North Memorial Health, Sleep Number, Star Tribune and Vikings Women 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:

Food trucks, including Vikings Table, a charity outreach initiative of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation, will serve food from The Commons.

Beer, wine, the "Purple Passion" drink and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase in multiple locations.

Merchandise:

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

Activities on The Commons:

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.

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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