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Vikings-Rams Game Elements

The Vikings will host the Rams at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday in the first night football game inside U.S. Bank Stadium and preseason finale for both teams.

Here's a rundown of the in-game elements, as well as festivities before the game.

Gates open: 4:30 p.m.

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Key logistics for fans attending the game

Simulcast info

Television: KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities

Radio: KFAN 100.3-FM in the Twin Cities and across the Vikings Radio Network

In-stadium elements

Pre-game performance:Minnesota Vikings Junior Cheerleaders

Color Guard:Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association

National Anthem: Hitchville

Gjallarhorn:Dave Mansell, a General Superintendent with Mortenson Construction who led more than 8,000 construction workers through the completion of U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Hometown Hero: Ann Bancroft for her work to empower young ladies through the Ann Bancroft Foundation

Halftime: More than 100 construction workers will be recognized for their roles in the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium

Out-of-stadium elements

Delta Vikings Village & The Commons Park

Vikings Village opens: 4 p.m.

Delta Vikings Village Stage Timeline

SKOL Line Performance:  5 p.m.

Cheerleader Performance: 5:45 p.m.

Delta Vikings Village Activities:

Live Music – Performed by Skitzo Fonik from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The Twin Cities Musician's Union will also perform their acoustic ensembles throughout the Plaza.

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, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, Schwan's, U.S. Bank and Verizon


The Longhouse, a 6,000-plus-square-foot-structure will open three hours prior to the game 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. KFAN will live broadcast from 5-7 p.m.

Food Vendors:

Aramark will serve tailgate fare from the permanent structure located on the Plaza. Louis King Wings will sell wings from the same permanent structure.


The Vikings Locker Room will have two merchandise trucks 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 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Delta Vikings Village in the Century Link Legends Autograph Zone.

Offensive lineman Everett Lindsay (1993-1998, 2001-2003) and defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo (1992-1996) will sign.

There will be no autographs in Medtronic Plaza for this game.

Look back on images from past games between the Vikings and the Rams.

*Vikings Rewards:     *      

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!

First Aid:

A First Aid tent will be located on the Southeast end of the Commons at the corner of South 5th Street and Park Avenue        

*Bag Check:      *                   

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 p.m.

SKOL Line Performance: 5:30 p.m.

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 the 2016 schedule poster and schedule cards.

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