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Guide to Game Day: Vikings-Redskins

The Vikings (5-2) will host the Redskins (1-6) at 7:20 p.m. (CT) Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The stadium gates will open at 5:20 p.m.

The lights will go on, and so will the purple-on-purple. The Vikings will wear #PrimetimePurple uniforms. It will mark just the sixth time in franchise history for Minnesota to sport purple jerseys and purple pants.

Because of the evening rush hour, as well as a community march and rally (details below), could affect traffic, the Vikings are advising all to arrive early.

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 nationally by FOX (in the Twin Cities by FOX 9 KMSP) and NFL Network and streamed by Amazon Prime. It also will be broadcast on the Vikings Radio Network (KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK 1130-AM are the flagship stations) and nationally by Westwood One Sports.

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

Road construction information

Construction updates are available on the MnDOT site.

Community March and Rally

A community march and rally that could impact fan arrival is scheduled to start at Peavey Field Park (730 E. 22nd Street) at 4 p.m. The Minneapolis Police Department will escort the group north along Park Avenue to The Commons Park from 4 to 5 p.m., systematically closing cross streets approximately two blocks ahead of the progression. As a result, the Downtown East Ramp is estimated as being closed for entry from approximately 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. An exit lane will remain open. The community rally in The Commons Park is scheduled to last from 5:15 to 9 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive downtown early to avoid potential congestion and traffic delays.

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: 4 p.m.

Stadium gates open: 5:20 p.m.

Kickoff: 7:20 p.m.

A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight

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

In-stadium elements

Game Theme: #PrimetimePurple

Vikings Table Nonprofit Partner of the Game: Boys & Girls Clubs

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 to register. Bidders do not need to be present to win. Visit to learn more.


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.

Lights on: Fans are invited to turn the flashlights on their phones purple for a #PrimetimePurple effect. Peel the 3M™ Translucent Film swatch from the program cover and gently place over your smartphone's flashlight. Try to leave your camera lens uncovered. Follow prompts on the stadium's video boards for when to activate the flashlights. There are two opportunities: when the Vikings take the field via introductions before kickoff and during a special halftime presentation. After halftime, carefully remove the film from your device.

Color Guard: Members of the Minnesota National Guard will present the colors, and more than 100 members of the military will display a full-field American flag.

National Anthem: Air Force Sgt. Johnny Holliday will perform the National Anthem on the saxophone.

Gjallarhorn: Steve Jordan, who played in 176 games (149 starts) and earned six Pro Bowl selections, will sound the Gjallarhorn.

Honorary Captain: Thursday's Honorary Captain will be Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer, who set a franchise single-game record with 490 passing yards against Washington on Nov. 2, 1986. Kramer won Comeback Player of the Year honors from the Pro Football Writers of America that season and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Kramer's 24,775 career passing yards rank second in Vikings history.


Halftime: Steve Jordan will officially become the 25th member of the Vikings Ring of Honor. Jordan is the first tight end to join the group that was established in 1998. He ranks third all-time in Vikings history with 498 career receptions.

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

Thursday's Hometown Hero is Paralympian medalist Mike Schultz, who was injured in a snowcross race in 2008, causing paralysis in his left leg. Schultz created his own prosthetic knee and founded BioDapt in 2010 to create adaptive prosthetics for high-impact sports.

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 Interviews: Cris Carter (first quarter) and Carl Lee (third quarter)

Carter (1990-2001) ranks first in Vikings history with 1,004 receptions, 12,383 yards and 110 receiving touchdowns. Lee (1983-93) ranks sixth among Minnesota's career interceptions leaders with 29.


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: Dave Osborn
Medtronic Club: Leo Lewis
FMP Club: John Turner
Polaris Club: Rufus Bess
Little Six Casino's Club Gold: Vencie Glenn
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Carl Lee

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium:

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Joe Jackson and Rickey Young

Photo op

Safety Robert Griffith is scheduled to take photos with fans from 6-7 p.m. inside the Verizon Gate.

Out-of-stadium elements

Pepsi Sound the North Stage:

North Star will perform from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Partner activations:

CenturyLink, Crown Royal, Fleet Farm, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Miller, North Memorial Health, Star Tribune, TCO Xcel Energy and 3M are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.

The Longhouse:

The Longhouse will be open before and during Thursday'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.


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.