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Guide to Game Day: #PrimetimePurple Vikings to Host Steelers on 'TNF'

The Vikings (5-7) and Steelers (6-5-1) will meet for the 19th overall time (includes Super Bowl IX) at 7:20 p.m. (CT) on Thursday Night Football.

Minnesota will wear #Primetime Purple uniforms, and more than 50 Vikings players are participating in the My Cause My Cleats initiative.

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Presenting Partner

The Salvation Army

Join the Minnesota Vikings and support The Salvation Army. Your gift to The Salvation Army's Digital Kettle helps fight hunger and empower youth in your community. Text SKOL to 24-365 to donate or click here. U.S. Bank will match donations up to $10,000.

Logistics

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.

Skyway Access

A skyway route (map below) will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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Traffic/Construction

Due to construction at the intersection of 11th Avenue S and Washington Avenue S, fans will not be allowed to travel south on 11th Avenue S from Washington Avenue and must use detour routes.

How to connect with the game

On the airwaves

FOX (KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities) and NFL Network will provide television coverage. Video of the game will be streamed by Amazon. KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK 1130-AM and the five-state Vikings Radio Network will broadcast the game, as will Westwood One nationally.

Click here for all of 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.

Verizon 5G Multi-View

New at U.S. Bank Stadium for 2021, Verizon 5G Multi-View features up to seven live camera angles through the Minnesota Vikings app, giving fans multiple looks at plays to enhance their game-day experience. Verizon 5G Multi-View is available only on IOS 5G-capable devices at select stadiums.

Live Chat

Vikings.com Staff Writer/Assistant Editor Lindsey Young will host a live chat from U.S. Bank Stadium beginning at 5:20 p.m. (CT). Join the conversation with Young, Team Reporter Eric Smith and Senior Editor Craig Peters before the game and stay connected with in-game updates.

WRs Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn showcase the team's Primetime Purple uniforms, which will be worn on Thursday Night Football against the Steelers on Dec. 9.

Vikings Playbook (digital version)

The return of fans means the return to U.S. Bank Stadium by the Vikings Playbook. A digital version is available for all at vikingsplaybook.com and in the mobile app.

"Taking Flight" is the cover story that explains why Justin Jefferson has been able to start his career so strongly.

NFL Game Pass

Can't catch this one live or in-person? NFL Game Pass has you covered. Beyond live streaming for subscribers, it features full-length and condensed games on-demand and other NFL programming and features.

Start your free trial of NFL Game Pass.

View photos of Vikings players' custom cleats in honor of the NFL's 2021 My Cause My Cleats initiative that allows players to express their commitment to causes that are important to them.

Health & Safety Protocols

Cashless Experience

For safety and efficiency purposes, cash payments are no longer accepted inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Fans must bring credit and debit cards or use contactless options like Apple Pay for all purchases.

Enhanced Cleaning

U.S. Bank Stadium offers a clean and safe environment for guests through the virus-fighting protection of a bi-polar ionization system installed in every air-handling unit in the venue. Additionally, the Vikings partnered with Ecolab to implement the Ecolab Science Certified TM program at U.S. Bank Stadium, which earned the Science Certified seal through an audit process.

Face Coverings

To reduce the risk of being infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant and spreading it to others, the CDC is currently recommending all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in public indoor settings. While face coverings will not be required inside U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings are strongly encouraging fans to follow CDC guidelines and wear masks inside the stadium.

Health Screenings

For the safety of all fans, players and game day staff, if within the 14 days preceding the game a fan has tested positive for COVID-19, has experienced COVID-19-related symptoms or is feeling generally unwell, he/she should stay home. Should a fan begin to feel unwell while at U.S. Bank Stadium, a game-day staff member should be notified immediately; appropriate facilities and resources are available as necessary.

Activities

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

The Delta Vikings Village will open at 4 p.m. and close one hour after the game ends.

It will include the following activities:

Live music performed by Sugar Buzz on the Pepsi Sound the North stage (4 to 7 p.m.)

Spaces sponsored by Andersen Windows + Doors, Hy-Vee, Mystic Lake, The Salvation Army and Polaris

Food and beverages available from Aramark at The Longhouse (open from 4 p.m. to kickoff) and additional locations throughout the plaza

Vikings Table food truck is now serving Caribou coffee and hot chocolate

Vikings Locker Room Store merchandise trailers

Bag check (on Park Avenue, just south of 4th Street and north of the Light Rail tracks; open from 5 p.m. until one hour after the game; cost is $10 per bag)

Autographs by Vikings Legends Mistral Raymond and Robert Tate

The Commons (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)

The Commons is closed for the rest of the season.

Game Elements

"Showtime" sequence

In a nod to the 2016 U.S. Bank Stadium opening, which featured a halftime performance by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Vikings partnered with the Minnesota Orchestra for the grand reopening. This offseason, keyboardist and former member of The New Power Generation Tommy Barbarella composed "Symphony of the North," which was then conducted by world-renowned Music Director Osmo Vänskä and performed by the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra for use in the Vikings pregame show. Vänskä is in his final year as music director in 2021-2022.

The piece is part of the new "Showtime" sequence that features new dramatic team introductions prefaced by Vikings Ring of Honor member Jim Marshall's "Odin Story." The ironman and longtime team captain who started a franchise-record 270 consecutive games will lead other Legends in a video.

Note: The Vikings strongly suggest fans try to make it to their seats by 7:05 p.m.

National Anthem

We Three, which auditioned for Season 13 of America's Got Talent by singing their ballad "Heaven's Not Too Far," will sing the National Anthem.

Color Guard & Full-Field American Flag

The colors will be presented by Marines, and members of the Air Force and Army will unfurl and display a full-field American flag during the National Anthem.

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TBA

Halftime Ceremony

The Salvation Army and Minnesota Vikings are excited to welcome four-time Grammy-nominated rapper Flo Rida to our house to perform during halftime of tonight's game.

Flo Rida has recorded four studio albums that have all charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and his debut song "Low" was No. 1 in the United States for 10 consecutive weeks. It set a record for digital downloads. Other hits include "Right Round," "Wild Ones," "Good Feeling," and "My House."

During Flo Rida's performance, he will be joined by approximately 100 people who were invited to enjoy the show at the front of the stage because of their connections to organizations that Vikings players chose to support through the My Cause My Cleats initiative.

Player Warmups

DJ Skee returns with a set-list composed of players' favorite warmup songs. The SkeeTV host, Dash radio founder and St. Paul native is widely considered a leading voice in the hip-hop community.

TCO Legends Connection

Chester Taylor will be interviewed by Greg Coleman during a break in the action.

Legends Autographs

The following Vikings Legends plan to sign autographs from 6 to 7 p.m.

Delta Sky 360° Club — Esera Tuaolo

Medtronic Club — Stu Voigt

FMP Club — Rufus Bess

Polaris Club — Leo Lewis

Little Six Club — Brent Novoselsky

Mystic Lake Club Purple — Chuck Foreman

Split the Pot for the Minnesota Vikings Foundation

Split the Pot is a new raffle program that will give one lucky game day winner a chance to share the jackpot with the Minnesota Vikings Foundation. Raffle tickets of one, 10, 70, 200 and 500 can be purchased, ranging in price from $5 - $100 with a debit card from sellers outside on the Plaza and in the Commons and inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Sales will end at the 2-minute warning of the fourth quarter, and the winner will be posted on the Vikings Table Twitter account and online by 5 p.m. Monday.

In-stadium kiosk locations are near Sections 101, 107, 113, 124, 136, 301, 314, 327 and 342.

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

Promotions

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.

Tonight's Hometown Heroes are members of the Long Lake Fire Deprartment. In addition to their brave work, they volunteer their off-duty time as bell ringers to help The Salvation Army raise funds for families.

Vikings Fancam Presented by U.S. Bank

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.

Opening Drive Sweepstakes Presented by Kwik Trip

Buy a Pothole Pizza or a 20-oz Pepsi product with your Kwik Rewards Card and you are entered for your chance to win cash in the Vikings Opening Drive. Buy both a Pothole Pizza and a Pepsi product and you will earn 10 bonus entries. Game-day contestants will have the chance to win a Ford Bronco Sport from Northland Ford Dealers at the end of the season. Stop by any Minnesota Kwik Trip store for details.

Vikings Win, You Win!

Buy one Pothole Pizza from Kwik Trip and get the second one free the day after a Vikings win.

Pepsi Prize Pack

Simply scan your Pepsi cup with the Vikings app or select "Augmented Reality" within the Vikings app to unlock Vikings photo filters. Share yours using #VikingsGameFace for your chance to win! For full contest rules, visit vikings.com/VikingsGameFace.

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 two or more sacks in a game, all fans score a free appetizer with a minimum purchase of $5. Offer is valid for three days after each eligible game. Visit vikings.com/bww for your digital coupon and offer details.

#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.

Beanies That Benefit Presented by Polaris

The Vikings and Polaris created a limited-edition beanie to raise funds for Every Meal, a Minnesota-based charity committed to ending children's hunger. With a minimum donation of $20, you will receive an exclusive beanie and help fund Every Meal's "Weekend Food Program." To show additional support, Polaris will also match your minimum donation on every hat purchased.

Charity Auction Benefiting the Minnesota Vikings Foundation

Bid on the latest and greatest Vikings memorabilia for auction benefiting the Minnesota Vikings Foundation. By registering for the auction, you will be the first to know about new items, one-of-a-kind art pieces and exclusive experiences. How else are you going to get on the field on game day or meet your favorite Vikings Legend? Bids close at the end of the third quarter, and you do not need to be present to bid or win. Browse all items for auction at bidpal.net/vikings2021.

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