EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —The Vikings 2015 season will start in the venue where all eyes will turn in February for Super Bowl 50: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Minnesota is scheduled to visit San Francisco at 9:20 p.m. (CT) on Sept. 14 for a Monday Night Football appearance that will be the Week 1 wrap-up of NFL Kickoff weekend. That game is one of two primetime appearances in the regular season (click here* *for schedule notes).
Throughout the season, the NFL is expected to celebrate the golden anniversary of the big game that's grown from two separate leagues into a global spectacle that the new Vikings stadium, which recently reached the 50 percent completion mark, will host in 2018.
The rotations of schedules the NFL goes through each year have created 19 games in the 2015 regular season that are rematches of 23 past Super Bowls, including two in which the Vikings participated. Seven of the first nine and all of the first four championship matchups are set for re-enactments. There will be at least one rematch in all but three weeks of the regular season.
Minnesota is scheduled to host Super Bowl IV foe Kansas City on at noon (CT) on Oct. 18 at TCF Bank Stadium (click here for some top threats in home games).
The Vikings are scheduled to visit Oakland at 3:05 p.m. (CT) on Nov. 15 at the O.co Coliseum in a rematch of Super Bowl XI (click here for some top threats in road games).
A rematch of the last Super Bowl (XXVI, between Washington and Buffalo) hosted in Minnesota is also on the docket.
Here are the rematches of past Super Bowls this season:
Super Bowl I: Chiefs at Packers, Sept. 28
Super Bowl II: Packers at Raiders, Dec. 20
Super Bowl III: Jets at Colts, Sept. 21
Super Bowl IV: Chiefs at Vikings, Oct. 18
Super Bowl VI: Cowboys at Dolphins, Nov. 22
Super Bowls VII and XVII: Dolphins at Redskins, Sept. 13
Super Bowl XI: Vikings at Raiders, Nov. 15
Super Bowl XIV: Steelers at Rams, Sept. 27
Super Bowl XVI and XXIII: Bengals at 49ers, Dec. 20
Super Bowl XXV: Giants at Bills, Oct. 4
Super Bowl XXVI: Bills at Redskins, Dec. 20
Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII: Cowboys at Bills, Dec. 27
Super Bowl XXXII: Packers at Broncos, Nov. 1
Super Bowl XXXIX: Eagles at Patriots, Dec. 6
Super Bowl XL: Steelers at Seahawks, Nov. 29
Super Bowl XLII and XLVI: Patriots at Giants, Nov. 15
Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals at Steelers, Oct. 18
Super Bowl XLIV: Saints at Colts, Oct. 25
Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens at 49ers, Oct. 18
2015 Vikings season tickets starting at $420 are now available. For more info, or to buy, click here or call 612.338.4537.