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Vikings-49ers Game Elements

The Vikings will host the 49ers at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in the season opener for each team.

The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.

The Vikings will pay tribute to Ring of Honor member and original athletic trainer Fred Zamberletti, who passed away Sept. 2 at the age of 86.

The historic 1998 squad that became the third NFL team to win 15 games in a regular season also will be recognized with multiple in-game features.

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 are reminding fans about new procedures for 2018, including a mobile-only entry process for home games that is part of a league-wide initiative.

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. The change allows better communication between the team and fans, reduces fraud and counterfeit tickets, provides flexibility to manage, transfer or sell tickets at any time and offers 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.

* Fans can also add the tickets to Apple or Android Wallet for guaranteed easy access on game day.

For more information regarding mobile entry, click here.

On the airwaves

TV: FOX (FOX 9 in Minneapolis)

LOCAL RADIO: KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130

NATIONAL RADIO: Compass Media Networks

SATELITE RADIO: Sirius 136 (SF), 81 (MIN); XM 384 (SF), 226 (MIN)

Click here for more broadcast information.

Logistics, events and activities

Here's a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of the third-year venue.

Delta Vikings Village and The Commons open: 9:30 a.m.

Stadium gates open: 10 a.m.

Kickoff: noon (CT)

A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit vikings.com/stadium for additional resources.

In-stadium elements

Pregame

Color Guard: A Joint Services Honor Guard representing all branches of the military

National Anthem: In honor of original Vikings athletic trainer and historian Fred Zamberletti's love of opera music, Aaron Sheehan will sing the National Anthem.

The Janesville, Minnesota, native performed the title role on the Boston Early Music Festival's recording of La descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, which receive the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 2015.

Gjallarhorn: A member of the 1998 team will sound the Gjallarhorn.

Halftime: Help us celebrate '98. Members of the record-setting team have returned for a weekend of festivities and will be honored at halftime.

U.S. Bank Hometown Hero: During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings will recognize individuals who have helped make our community a better place. We will honor Minnesotans who have gone to extraordinary measures.

This game's Hometown Hero is Marines Cpl. Johnathan Benson, who passed away Sept. 9, 2006, from wounds sustained during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Minnesota native is a recipient of two Purple Hearts and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Autographs:

Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at multiple locations inside and outside of U.S. Bank Stadium and in the Delta Vikings Village. Autographs are subject to change at any time and without notice.

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

Delta Sky360 Club: Mitch Berger
Medtronic Club: Robert Tate
FMP Club: Greg Briggs
Hyundai Club: Dave Dixon
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Tony Bland
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Chris Walsh

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Duane Clemons and Ed McDaniel

Out-of-stadium elements

Delta Vikings Village Stage:

Chris Hawkey Band will perform from 9:30 a.m. to noon

SKOL Line and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:30 a.m.

The Commons Stage:

A DJ will begin playing music at 9 a.m.

SKOL Line: 10:20 a.m.

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:45 a.m.

Partner activations:

Andersen Windows and Doors, Buffalo Wild Wings, CenturyLink Legends Autograph Zone, DI LUSSO Deli, Highland Park, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, North Memorial, Sleep Number, U.S. Bank and Verizon are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.

PRIMESPORT Longhouse:

The PRIMESPORT Longhouse will be open before, during and after Sunday's game to fans with or without game tickets.

Food Information:

Aramark will be serving tailgate fair from inside and outside the PRIMESPORT Longhouse and the permanent building on Delta Vikings Village.

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:

Throwback T-shirt — The Minnesota Vikings Foundation will be selling throwback T-shirts to raise funds that will be used to promote the well-being of youth through health and education initiatives. This game's shirt honors the 20th anniversary of the 1998 team's historic campaign. The T-shirts are available for a minimum donation of $25 to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and will be available in the Longhouse and on the main concourse.

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, the Play 60 Zone, giant inflatable bag toss and QB Challenge

Food Vendors – There will be three food trucks on The Commons.

Social Impact Nonprofit Partner of the Game – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is among the most respected mentoring organizations in the world, serving kids in all 50 states and 12 countries around the world. In Minnesota, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities is the largest and oldest mentoring agency in the region. Vikings safety Harrison Smith hosted a group of Bigs and Littles at training camp and is again holding his Big Tackles fundraising campaign.

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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