The Vikings will host the Jaguars at noon (CT) Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium in the second preseason game for each team.
The stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
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 reminded 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
Simulcast: FOX 9 (TV Channel 9 in Minneapolis/St. Paul) and KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130, as well as NFL Network
Play-by-Play: Paul Allen
Analyst: Pete Bercich
Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman and Ben Leber
Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 10 a.m. (CT)
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the 63-station, five-state Vikings Radio Network.
Logistics, events and activities
Here's a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of the third-year venue.
Delta Vikings Village, The Commons and Medtronic Plaza open: 9:30 a.m.
Stadium gates open: 10 a.m.
A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit vikings.com/stadium for additional resources.
Color Guard: Minneapolis Fire Department Honor Guard
National Anthem: Bailey Bryan, who is on CMT's "18 for 2018" breakout artists list
Honorary Captains: The Honorary Captains will be the family of the late Vikings offensive line coach, Tony Sparano, who passed away July 22. Tony's wife Jeanette, daughter Ryan, and son Tony Sparano, Jr., will all serve as the Honorary Captains. Tony, Jr. is currently the assistant offensive line coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Vikings will present the family with a painting that honors Tony Sparano before the game, present a tribute video and hold a moment of silence.
Gjallarhorn: To honor Coach Sparano, former Vikings offensive lineman Joe Berger will sound the Gjallarhorn. Berger played for Sparano from 2006-08 in Dallas, from 2009-10 in Miami and in the 2016-17 seasons with Minnesota.
Halftime: Players from five Minnesota High School Football State champion teams will be competing in various skills competitions on The Commons before the game. The two teams with the highest scores will compete in a relay-style competition on the field during halftime. The winning team will be awarded a $2,500 grant for its football program.
Teams scheduled to participate are Spring Grove (9-Man), Pierz (AAA), Academy of Holy Angels (AAAA), Owatonna (AAAAA) and Eden Prairie (AAAAAA).
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.
The Hometown Heroes will be former Eden Prairie High School football coaches Lyle Schuette and Steve Born. Schuette passed away this past November after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Born is battling multiple myeloma. For more than 20 years each, Schuette and Born developed relationships with players at Eden Prairie, positively impacting lives.
Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 10:30-11:30 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: Dave Osborn
Medtronic Club: Mike Morris
FMP Club: Rickey Young
Hyundai Club: Stu Voigt
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Gene Washington
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Chuck Foreman
Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Carl Hilton and Rufus Bess
Delta Vikings Village Stage:
Skitzo Fonik will perform from 9:45-11:30 a.m.
SKOL Line and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:30 a.m.
The Commons Stage:
Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:45 a.m.
Andersen Windows and Doors, CenturyLink, Di Lusso Deli, Highland Park, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, U.S. Bank and Verizon are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.
The PRIMESPORT Longhouse will be open before, during and after Saturday'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:
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.
High School Skills Challenge – Players from five of the state champion teams will compete. The top two teams will advance and compete inside U.S. Bank Stadium during halftime.
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 – Tackle Cancer, benefiting the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, in partnership with the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association, will be collecting donations. Tackle Cancer as raised more than $1.3 million in its first six years.
*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.