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Vikings Issue Fan Reminders for 2018 Season at U.S. Bank Stadium


Eagan, Minn. (August 14, 2018) The Minnesota Vikings remind fans of the following items heading into the 2018 season at U.S. Bank Stadium:

Mobile Entry

The Minnesota Vikings have adopted "mobile entry" for all Vikings home games. 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.

Gate Times

For the 2018 season, gates for Vikings home games will open two (2) hours prior to kickoff. This is a change from the previous two seasons when the team opened the stadium 2 1⁄2 hours prior to kickoff to allow fans more time to become familiar with U.S. Bank Stadium.


Due to multiple construction projects in and around downtown Minneapolis, the Vikings strongly encourage fans to use public transportation to attend 2018 home games. Fans who drive should plan their route in advance, allow extra time for arrival and expect delays upon departure. Fans can park throughout downtown Minneapolis and use the dedicated skyway route to access the stadium.

For a complete list of lane and road closures, click here. For more information on public transportation options, click here.

Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safe environment for fans and to expedite entry at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings will continue to enforce the NFL Bag Policy that limits the size and type of bags allowed in the stadium on game day. The Vikings strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags, but fans will be able to carry the following bags will be allowed:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." (official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or
  • strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose, including breast pumps.