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Vikings-Lions Game Elements

The Vikings (2-1) will host the Lions (2-1) at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

This will be the first of two 2017 meetings between the long-time division rivals and the 112th contest in the series.

Vikings Legend Ahmad Rashad will sound the Gjallarhorn for the first time and be inducted to the Vikings Ring of Honor during halftime.

Generations of Vikings Legends — more than 100 players — will attend the game in celebration of the Vikings annual reunion weekend. Fans can welcome home the alumni during a Legends Walk that will start near the corner of Park and 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Fans should be aware that Interstate 35W (both directions) will be closed between Interstate 94 and Minnesota 62 (the Crosstown Expressway). Downtown Minneapolis also will have several streets near U.S. Bank Stadium closed for the Twin Cities Marathon. The downtown streets are scheduled to re-open between 9 and 9:30 a.m.

Here's a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of U.S. Bank Stadium:

Delta Vikings Village opens:9 a.m.

Stadium gates open: 9:30 a.m.

Kickoff: Noon

A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

On the airwaves

National Television: FOX (Channel 9 in the Twin Cities)

Play-by-play: Thom Brennaman; Analyst: Chris Spielman; Sideline: Peter Schrager)

Local Radio: KFAN 100.3-FM in the Twin Cities and across the five-state Vikings Radio Network will carry the game. A pre-game show with Mike Mussman will start at 10 a.m.

Play-by-play: Paul Allen; Analyst: Pete Bercich; Sideline: Greg Coleman & Ben Leber

In-stadium elements


Vikings 2017 SKOL Chant*

Pre-game festivities

Color Guard: United States Marine Corps

National Anthem: World-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips

Gjallarhorn:Ahmad Rashad

Halftime:The Vikings will present Ahmad Rashad with his Ring of Honor ring and unveil his name on the façade of the upper level of U.S. Bank Stadium. The four-time Pro Bowler is the 23rd member of the Vikings Ring of Honor, which was created in 1998.

U.S. Bank Hometown Hero:During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings will recognize one individual who has helped make our community a better place. We will honor a Minnesotan who has gone to extraordinary measures.

Today's Hometown Hero is Terese Trekell, a kindergarten teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville.


Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at multiple locations inside 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: Nate Wright
FMP Club: Visanthe Shiancoe
Hyundai Club: Robert Griffith
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: James White
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Robert Tate

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required):

Carl Lee
Jesse Solomon

Medtronic Plaza (game ticket required):

Henry Thomas

Out-of-stadium elements

Delta Vikings Village Activities:

The Delta Vikings Village will open at 9 a.m. Sunday to fans with and without game tickets.

Partner activation:

Bite Squad, CenturyLink, Hyundai, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Mills Fleet Farm, Medtronic, Mystic Lake, Sleep Number, Twin Cities Orthopedics and U.S. Bank are scheduled to have fan-engagement areas.

Pepsi Sound the North Stage:

The band 8 Foot 4 will perform from 9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Delta Vikings Village Stage timeline:

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders & SKOL Line performance: 9:45 a.m.

Prime Sport Longhouse:

The Prime Sport Longhouse will be open before, during and after Sunday's game to fans with or without game tickets.

Food Information:

Aramark will be serving tailgate fair from inside and outside the Prime Sport Longhouse and the permanent building on Delta Vikings Village.

Beer, wine and the "Purple Passion" drink will be available for purchase in multiple locations. A bloody mary bar also will be open.


The Vikings Locker Room Store will have two merchandise trucks located in the Delta Vikings Village.

Activities on The Commons:

The Commons Stage:

A DJ will play music from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

SKOL Line performance: 10:30 a.m.

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 10:45 a.m.

Legends Walk:

Fans can welcome home generations of Vikings Legends as they walk from near Park and 5th at 10:30 a.m. toward U.S. Bank Stadium.

Social Impact Partner of the Game:

UnitedHealthcare and Second Harvest Heartland will be collecting donations at their tent and award prizes via a prize wheel.

Entertainment and activities:

Speed painter — A speed painter will be painting near the stage in The Commons.

Face Painters – Unique and classic face painting opportunities provided for fans of all ages

QB Challenge – Throw to your favorite targets, Kyle Rudolph, Jerick McKinnon 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 –A pair of mustache sunglasses will be given to the first 1,000 kids who stop by the Explorers booth.

Chuck for Charity – The Vikings new 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. The Minnesota Vikings Foundation also will be selling limited edition T-shirts specially designed for the Vikings-Lions game. The T-shirt costs are being covered by U.S. Bank so that all sales can go to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.

Food Vendors:

There will be three food trucks on The Commons, offering a variety of options from the southern part of the eastern block of The Commons during pre-game activities.

First Aid:

EMTs will move through The Commons and the Delta Vikings Village.

*Bag Check:                           *

Check your bag for $10 per item (cash only) at our secure bag check located in The Commons.

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