The Vikings will host the Bills at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 3.
The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
The Vikings will celebrate the Ring of Honor induction of former Head Coach Dennis Green and the return of nearly 100 Legends for Alumni Weekend.
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.
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: CBS (WCCO in Minneapolis)
LOCAL RADIO: KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130
SATELITE RADIO: Sirius 125 (BUF), 105 (MIN); XM 386 (BUF), 232 (MIN); Streaming 819
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)
Alan Landis Tribute: The Vikings will hold a moment of silence before today's game in honor of Alan Landis, an original partner of the Wilf family ownership group's acquisition of the team. Landis passed away in April 2018. Landis was active in causes ranging from the National Prevent Child Abuse Organization to the Foundation for Fighting Blindness. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Dana; and son, Scott. The Landis family will serve as today's Honorary Captains.
Color Guard: Service members from the Air Force, which was founded on Sept. 18, 1947, will present the colors.
National Anthem: Former Vikings defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo (1992-96), who has been a contestant on NBC's The Voice, will perform the National Anthem.
Gjallarhorn: Dennis Green's son, Zach, will sound the Gjallarhorn prior to kickoff.
2018 Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award: John Pacheco, president of The Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota, will be recognized. Pacheco has served the Minnesota Latino community for more than 40 years, working to empower economic expansion for Latino-owned businesses.
Ring of Honor Ceremony: Dennis Green, whose 97 regular-season wins rank second in Vikings franchise history, will become the 24th member of the Vikings Ring of Honor during a special a halftime ceremony. Green's name will be unveiled on the façade of U.S. Bank Stadium at intermission.
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.
Sunday's Hometown Hero is longtime Minnesota State Fair Police Chief and Vikings/NFL Security Associate Art Blakey, who passed away in August. Blakey was the first African-American officer in the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office. He worked with NFL security from 1999 to 2015.
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 Sky360⁰ Club: Jeff Wright
Medtronic Club: Ted Brown
FMP Club: Alfred Anderson
Hyundai Club: Robert Griffith
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Ken Clarke
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Byron Chamberlin
Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Nate Wright and Sammy White
Delta Vikings Village Stage:
Pop Rocks 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.
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.
The PRIMESPORT Longhouse will be open before, during and after Sunday's game to fans with or without game tickets.
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.
The Vikings Locker Room Store will have two merchandise trucks located in the Delta Vikings Village.
Activities on The Commons:
Vikings Legends Procession: Vikings Legends will gather in The Commons at 10 a.m. and walk through
Minnesota Vikings Foundation T-shirts — The Minnesota Vikings Foundation will be selling T-shirts to raise funds that will be used to promote the well-being of youth through health and education initiatives. 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 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities help K-12 youth gain confidence, connect with peers and develop practical life skills. The organization serves youth from diverse neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities, engaging them in programs that promote Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character & Leadership.
*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.