The Vikings will host the Giants at 7:30 p.m. (CT) tonight in the second regular-season game inside U.S. Bank Stadium and first on Monday Night Football.
The team is continuing several new rituals that were launched on Sept. 18 when the Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14.
The celebration will begin outside the stadium at 4 p.m. with the opening of the Delta Vikings Village and The Commons Park. Here's a rundown of in-game elements, as well as festivities before the game.
Stadium opens: 5 p.m.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Key logistics for fans attending the game
New dedicated Skyway route opens:
Radio: KFAN 100.3-FM in the Twin Cities and across the five-state Vikings Radio Network
Player Warm-ups with DJ Skee
Vikings player warm-ups will feature a live DJ performance by artist, television host and radio personality DJ Skee. The St. Paul, Minnesota, native will perform from the field beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Vikings SKOL Chant
The Vikings will continue the "Vikings SKOL Chant," a version of the "Vikings War Chant" that was made famous by the Iceland men's national soccer team after their return from the Euro 2016 this summer. Aron Gunnarsson, the captain of Iceland's national team, and Thor Bjornsson, a native Icelander and "The Mountain" from Game of Thrones, helped pass along this new tradition in the regular-season opener.
Fans are encouraged to be at their seats 15 minutes before kickoff to participate.
Color Guard: U.S. Navy
National Anthem: Atlantic Records Platinum Artist JoJo; the Vikings will be joined by local youth groups in support of the NFL Play 60 movement
Hispanic Heritage Month: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), the Vikings are proud to present Braulio Carrasco with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Carrasco is Education Minnesota's Race Equity Organizer.
U.S. Bank Hometown Hero:Art Erickson, co-founder of "Urban Ventures," a program that assists urban communities with development to empower individuals and strengthen families.
Souvenir, player-designed cup: Prior to the season, several players worked with artists on designs of limited edition souvenir cups. Teddy Bridgewater worked with an artist on the cup for tonight's game and Oct. 9 against Houston. It has a Breast Cancer Awareness theme and is $8 at concession stands or $10 in the Hyundai Club where refills are part of the ticket package.
M Hospitality is donating $1,000 to charity in Bridgewater's name for his collaboration.
Halftime: BMX bike show* *
Delta Vikings Village & The Commons Park
Vikings Village opens: 4 p.m.
Delta Vikings Village Stage Timeline
32 Below: 5-7:30 p.m.
SKOL Line Performance: 5:30 p.m.
Cheerleader Performance: 6:15 p.m.
Delta Vikings Village Activities:
Live Music – Performed by 32 Below from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
VCF Wheel of Fun – Promotional give-a-ways and VCF Silent Auction will be located at the corner of Chicago Avenue and South 4th Street.
Partner Activation Areas – Check out the fun activities our sponsors have planned in our Delta Vikings Village:
Century Link, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Medtronic, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, Polaris, Schwan's, U.S. Bank and Verizon
The Longhouse, a 6,000-plus-square-foot-structure will open at 4 p.m. and close one hour after the game ends for fans with and without game tickets to enjoy the pregame celebrations. It will close one hour after the end of the game. Aramark will serve Miller Lite and Coors Light inside the Longhouse, cash and credit cards are accepted.
Aramark will be serving burgers, brats, hotdogs and wings from the brick building on Delta Vikings Village and from inside the Longhouse. There will be MillerCoors products and Pepsi products for sale throughout Delta Vikings Village and inside the Longhouse.
The Vikings Locker Room will have a merchandise truck located in the Delta Vikings Village. The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders will be selling their 2016 calendars throughout the morning in the Delta Vikings Village and The Commons.
Autographs will take place from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Delta Vikings Village in the Century Link Legends Autograph Zone and on the Medtronic Plaza.
Delta Vikings Village:
Chris Walsh, Wide Receiver (1994-2002)
Robert Tate, Cornerback/Wide Receiver (1997-2001)
Carl Eller, Defensive End (1964-78)
Fans earn points for things that they already do and then redeem these points for unforgettable experiences and great prizes. Visit their booth on the Plaza to learn more and sign up.
A First Aid tent will be located on the Southeast end of the Commons at the corner of South 5th Street and Park Avenue.
The cost of the bag check is $10 with all proceeds benefiting the Vikings Children's Fund. It will be located on the westerly block of the Commons.
The Commons Stage Timeline
Cheerleader Performance: 5:30 p.m.
SKOL Line Performance 6 p.m.
Food Information: There will be three food trucks located on The Commons.
Face Painters – Unique and classic face painting opportunities provided for fans of all ages
Viktor Football Toss
QB Challenge – Throw to your favorite targets, Kyle Rudolph, Adrian Peterson and Stefon Diggs
Inflatable Obstacle Course – Climb walls, dodge defenders, and finish by going down the slide
Play 60 Zone
Giant Inflatable Bag Toss
Giveaways –The first 1,000 fans will receive Vikings sunglasses.
Memorial Blood Center — blood drive located on 4th street in between Portland and Park Avenues
United Health Group —"Kick Senior Hunger" drive located on the eastern block of The Commons* *