The Vikings and Titans will meet in the second preseason game of 2023 for both teams at 7 p.m. (CT) Saturday.
It will be the first exhibition meeting — and second overall game — between the teams at U.S. Bank Stadium. The 2020 regular-season contest, however, was held without fans.
Tennessee last visited Minnesota in the preseason in 2013, the final such contest at the Metrodome. The Vikings visited Music City in the 2014, 2015 and 2018 preseasons. Rosters and coaching staffs for both teams have experienced significant overhauls since then, but the 2023 editions became better acquainted with each other this week through two days of joint practices.
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.
Vikings.com Staff Writer/Editor Lindsey Young will host a live chat from U.S. Bank Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.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.
Vikings Playbook (digital version)
The Vikings Playbook cover features Josh Metellus, who is thriving with an expanding role on defense this year.
A digital version of the Playbook is available for all at vikingsplaybook.com and in the mobile app.
You can view web version of the cover story here or within the book at the above link.
Safety Harrison Smith and running back Ty Chandler are two of five Tennessee natives who were on the Vikings roster at print time. Minnesota has since added a sixth, by signing running back Aaron Dykes on Thursday. Smith and Chandler join Metellus on the cover in reference to the feature on the "Tennesota Vikings."
We also took a Water Break with Chandler that covered his passion for breaking horses and interest in the rodeo.
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View photos of players during 2023 Vikings Training Camp joint practice with the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 17 at the TCO Performance Center.
Getting to U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings.com/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.
A special skyway route (map below) will be in effect from 4 p.m. to midnight for Saturday's game. Skywayaccess.com 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.
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 www.sciencecertified.com.
Delta Vikings Village (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Delta Vikings Village will open at 4 p.m.
It will include the following activities:
Food and beverages available from Aramark at The Longhouse (opens at 4 p.m.) and additional locations throughout the plaza
The Vikings Table food truck will begin serving at 4 p.m.
Vikings Locker Room team store will open at 4 p.m.
Bag check (on Park Avenue, just south of 4th Street and north of the Light Rail tracks; open from 4 p.m. until 30 minutes after the game; cost is $15 per bag)
Autographs by Vikings Legends Bob Lurtsema and John Swain from 5:30 to 6:30 p.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
Minnesota Vikings Chuck for Charity
Inflatable games, tailgate games and face painting
Food Trucks: Sandy's Grill & Italian Ice; Tender Lovin'
NFL Play Football — A celebration of youth football by honoring coaches who inspire children on and off the field
DJ Ray Mills returns with a set-list composed of players' favorite songs. Based in Minneapolis, Mills has been the mixer on GO Radio for the past two years.
Junior Cheerleaders — The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Junior Cheer Program is designed specifically to promote confidence, hard work, leadership and FUN among youth 3-14 years of age and Angels who are 3-5 years old.
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir — The Twin Cities youth choir was established in 1980 and now features 275 youth singers in grades K-12.
Army Military Funeral Honors Team
TCO Legends Connection
Willie Howard, a defensive end who was drafted by the Vikings out of Stanford in 2001, is scheduled to be interviewed during the game. Howard became the head varsity football coach at Robbinsdale Cooper in 2010. He was named 2017 Minnesota High School Coach of the Year and in 2022 transitioned to a role as the school's activities director.
Youth flag football scrimmage featuring teams from Lino Lakes (Gold) and Maple Grove (Purple)
Legends as Celebrity Bartenders
The following Vikings Legends plan to be celebrity bartenders from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Delta Sky360˚ Club — Stu Voigt
Mystic Lake Club Purple — Rufus Bess
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.
Michael Houston, a mathematics teacher at St. Paul's Harding High School and the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Houston has coached football for 18 of his 19 years at Harding, including 10 as the head coach.
Vikings Fancam Presented by 3M
The Vikings Fancam captures your excitement throughout the game. Tag yourself and enter to win prizes at vikings.fancam.com.
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 vikings.com/bww 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 nfl.com/fanoftheyear.
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 vikings.com/auction. 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 vikings.com/splitthepot for details.
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.