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The Vikings will host the Saints — and an NBC national television audience — at 7:20 p.m. (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The stadium gates will open at 5:20 p.m.

The Commons, Delta Vikings Village, and the Medtronic Plaza will open at 4 p.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 are reminding fans about new procedures for 2018, including a mobile-only entry process for home games that is part of a league-wide initiative.

Mobile Entry:

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:

TV: NBC (KARE 11 in Minneapolis/St. Paul)


SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius 81 or Streaming 821 (NO), Sirius 83 or Streaming 819 (MIN); XM 226 or Streaming 821 (NO), XM 225 or Streaming 819 (MIN)

Click here for more broadcast information.

Logistics, events and activities:

Here's a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of the third-year venue.

Delta Vikings Village and The Commons open: 4 p.m. (CT)

Stadium gates open: 5:20 p.m. (CT)

Kickoff: 7:20 p.m. (CT)

A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 4 p.m. Sunday to midnight. Visit for additional resources.

In-stadium elements:


Color Guard: A Joint Services Honor Guard representing all branches of service will present the colors, and a full-field American flag will be displayed during the National Anthem.

National Anthem: Aashley Morgan, who is currently part of the North American Tour for the Broadway Musical Beautiful will perform the National Anthem. Beautiful has won Tony and Grammy awards.

Gjallarhorn: Jessie Diggins, a Minnesota native who teamed with Kikkan Randall at the 2018 Olympics to win the United States' first cross-country skiing gold medal, will be attending tonight's game.

Diggins, who crossed the finish line in thrilling fashion to bring home the gold in Women's Team Sprint, was invited to speak to Vikings players at the team's Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center headquarters on the Friday before Minnesota visited Philadelphia.

Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs, Linval Joseph and Adam Thielen were among the Vikings players who posed for a photo with Diggins, who also delivered a separate presentation to Vikings staff members.


Halftime: Jordan Davis, whose platinum-certified debut single "Singles You Up" ranked as the most-played song on country radio, will perform during halftime. Davis has been named an "Artist to Watch" by Billboard, CMT and Rolling Stone. He is currently touring with Kip Moore on the "After the Sunburn Tour."

U.S. Bank Hometown Hero: The U.S. Bank Hometown Heroes program honors individuals who have gone to extraordinary measures to make positive differences in the community. If you would like to nominate someone, visit


Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 6 to 7 p.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 Sky360⁰ Club: Gene Washington

Medtronic Club: Steve Jordan

FMP Club: Dave Osborn

Hyundai Club: Allen Rice

Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Oscar Reed

Mystic Lake Club Purple: Mick Tingelhoff

Verizon Fan Zone (pre-game at Verizon Gate): E.J. Henderson

Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium

Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Willie Howard and Brian Williams

Out-of-stadium elements:

Delta Vikings Village Stage:

North Star will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

SKOL Line and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 6 p.m.

The Commons Stage:

A DJ will begin playing music at 4 p.m.

SKOL Line: 6:15 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 5:45 p.m.

Partner activations:

Andersen Windows and Doors, Buffalo Wild Wings, CenturyLink Legends Autograph Zone, Diageo, DI LUSSO Deli, Highland Park, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, North Memorial, Sleep Number, Sunday Night Football, U.S. Bank and Verizon are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.

Vikings Rewards Check-in Challenge:

Introduced before the Vikings hosted the Cardinals in Week 6, the Vikings Rewards Check-in Challenge allows fans the opportunity to earn up to 750 points when they check-in at a variety of locations on game day in the Delta Vikings Village outside U.S. Bank Stadium. Fans who check in at more than four will be eligible to win a special Vikings prize! Visit the Vikings Rewards Gazebo to learn more. Be on the lookout for signs like this at check-in points.



The PRIMESPORT 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 fare 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.

Other activities Face-painting, tailgate games, the Play 60 Zone, giant inflatable bag toss and QB Challenge

Food Vendors – There will be two food trucks on The Commons.

Social Impact Nonprofit Partner of the Game – Make-A-Wish Minnesota

Every 27 hours, Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants a unique and impactful wish to a child somewhere in Minnesota. To learn how you can transform lives, visit the Make -A-Wish tent on The Commons.

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.