The Vikings will host the Cardinals at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 6.
The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
The Vikings will hold their annual Crucial Catch home game as part of a league-wide initiative in which the organization raises awareness for early screenings and shows support for those who are battling cancer, those who have passed away from the disease and caregivers.
Throughout October, NFL Crucial Catch games will feature players, coaches, fans and referees in apparel supporting multiple types of cancer. Much of the apparel worn at games by players and coaches will be auctioned off at NFL Auction, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society's Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program. Since 2009, the first year of the NFL's Crucial Catch campaign, the NFL's work and support from fans has raised more than $18.5 million for the American Cancer Society.
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
On the airwaves:
TV: FOX (KMSP in Minneapolis)
LOCAL RADIO: KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130
SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius 106 or Streaming 800 (AZ), 113 or Streaming 819 (MIN); XM Streaming 800 (AZ), 231 or Streaming 819 (MIN)
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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)
Moment of Silence: The Vikings will hold a moment of silence before Sunday's game in honor of former Saint John's Head Football Coach John Gagliardi and Page Education Foundation Founder and Executive Director Diane Page.
Gagliardi led the Johnnies to four national titles and totaled more victories than any other college football coach (489). He passed away Oct. 7 at age 91.
Page, the wife of Hall of Fame defensive tackle and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, passed away on Sept. 29 at age 74 after battling breast cancer. The Diane Page Legacy Fund has been created to benefit the Page Education Foundation, which was established in 1988 and has awarded $14 million in grants to more than 6,750 Page Scholars, creating opportunities for students of color to attend college.
Color Guard: Service members from the United States Army will present the colors.
National Anthem: We Three (siblings Joshua, Bethany and Manny Humlie) will perform the National Anthem in honor of their mother, Kelley, who passed away from cancer two years ago.
Gjallarhorn: Vikings Ring of Honor member and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who is battling brain cancer, will sound the Gjallarhorn.
Sunday's halftime show will feature performances by We Three (siblings Joshua, Bethany and Manny Humlie) and Craig Campbell in a special presentation that honors more than 100 individuals affected by cancer.
We Three will perform its original song and debut single "Heaven's Not Too Far" in tribute to all those we have been lost to cancer. A video of the song's performance on America's Got Talent has amassed more than 66 million views.
Campbell, a country music star and Wheelhouse Records artist, will perform his original single "Stronger Than That" at halftime as a tribute to those currently fighting cancer. The song was inspired by colorectal survivor Rose Hausmann and Campbell's father, who died of colorectal cancer. All proceeds from the single benefit the Fight Colorectal Cancer Foundation. Campbell's current single "See You Try" is his eighth single to reach the country charts.
Groups of fans will wear shirts that match the colors of the 11 cancers recognized through the Crucial Catch initiative.
Navy — Colon cancer
Pink — Breast cancer
Teal — Cervical cancer
Blue — Prostate cancer
Gold — Pediatric cancer
Emerald green — Liver cancer
White — Lung cancer
Gray — Brain cancer
Orange — Kidney cancer
Purple — Pancreatic cancer
Black — Melanoma
The Vikings Ownership group provided Nike shoes of corresponding colors to coaches, football and non-football staff members so that they could show their support at Sunday's game.
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 KARE 11 anchor Randy Shaver, who is in his 35th year at the television station and has been the producer of Prep Sports Extra to spotlight Minnesota High School Football since 1984. Randy was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in June of 1998 but beat the disease after five months of chemo and one month of radiation. He and his wife, Roseann, started the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund in 2003 and have raised more than $7 million. Randy was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August 2018. The U.S. Bank Hometown Heroes program honors individuals who have gone to extraordinary measures to make positive differences in the community.
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: Tyrone Carter
Medtronic Club: John Turner
FMP Club: Autry Beamon
Hyundai Club: Rickey Young
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Willie Howard
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Robert Tate
Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Doug Sutherland and Stu Voigt
Vikings Owners Mark, Zygi and Lenny Wilf provided every staff member with a pair of "Crucial Catch" Nike shoes in the color representing the type of cancer that has personally affected that individual or his/her family.
Delta Vikings Village Stage:
The White Keys 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.
Vikings Rewards Check-in Challenge: New this week, earn up to 750 points as you check in at a variety of locations on game day in the Delta Vikings Village outside U.S. Bank Stadium. Check-in at more than four, and you will be eligible to win a special Vikings prize! Visit the Vikings Rewards Gazebo to learn more. Be on the lookout for signs like this at check-in points:
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 fare 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:
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 American Cancer Society
The NFL, its clubs, players, the NFL Players Association and the American Cancer Society are committed to the fight against cancer. Crucial Catch highlights the impact of the NFL's work to address multiple types of cancer through early detection and risk reduction.
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.