The Vikings will host the Seahawks at 7 p.m. (CT) Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium in the third preseason game for each team.
The stadium gates will open at 5 p.m.
The Commons, Delta Vikings Village, and the Medtronic Plaza will open at 4:30 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.
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
Play-by-Play: Paul Allen
Analyst: Pete Bercich
Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman and Ben Leber
Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 5 p.m. (CT)
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the 63-station, five-state Vikings Radio Network.
Stream Preseason games for free online
Vikings fans in primary and secondary markets in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska can also live stream the game online here for free during the preseason.
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: 4:30 p.m.
Stadium gates open: 5 p.m.
Kickoff: 7 p.m.
A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday.
Visit vikings.com/stadium for additional resources.
Junior MVC: The Minnesota Vikings Junior Cheerleaders (JR MVC) program is designed specifically to promote self-esteem, pride, hard work and fun among girls aged 3-14. This program offers a special opportunity to perform during a professional pregame production. A record 560 Junior MVC participants attended rehearsal sessions at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center where they learned warm-ups, stretches, cheers and dance choreography from the 2018 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders.
Color Guard: Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association Honor Guard
National Anthem: American singer/songwriter Lissie will perform. Lissie's single "Best Days" appeared on the Billboard Top 40 Alternative, peaking at number 9, and "When I'm Alone" won iTunes (UK) Song of the Year.
Gjallarhorn: Belle Plaine native and American Professional Motocross and Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey will sound the horn. Dungy has seven major AMA championships and is tied for sixth all-time in Supercross wins. He won ESPY Awards in 2015 and 2016 for Best Male Action Sports Athlete.
Halftime: Viktor and his mascot friends will take on the Bloomington Thundercats for the annual Mascots vs. Youth Football game. Several local mascots and fellow NFLers (Toro from the Texans, Freddie Falcon, Sourdough Sam from the 49ers, T-Rac from the Titans and Swoop from the Eagles) are scheduled to join Viktor.
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.
This game's Hometown Hero is Isaiah Williams, a 15-year-old sophomore at Edison High School. Isaiah was born with a birth defect known as Fibular Hemimilia (absence of bones) in both his legs and feet. His right foot and ankle was amputated at 10 months old. His left foot, due to severe club foot, was placed in an Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO) brace. In an attempt to correct his left foot, Isaiah has undergone five surgeries throughout his lifetime. Unfortunately, all of the surgeries were unsuccessful, leading to the amputation of his left foot and ankle. Despite these challenges, Isaiah has an amazing positivity and brightens others' lives.
Vikings Legends will sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 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 Sky360 Club: Tyrone Carter
Medtronic Club: Oscar Reed
FMP Club: Willie Howard
Hyundai Club: Walker Lee Ashley
Buffalo Wild Wings Club: Autry Beamon
Mystic Lake Club Purple: Dave Dixon
Locations outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Delta Vikings Village (no game ticket required): Robert Tate and Ryan Hoag
Delta Vikings Village Stage:
Six to Midnight will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
SKOL Line and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 5:30 p.m.
The Commons Stage:
SKOL Line: 5:20 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: 5:45 p.m.
CenturyLink, Highland Park, Hy-Vee, KFAN, Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota Lottery, Mystic Lake, PRIMESPORT and U.S. Bank are scheduled to have fan engagement areas.
The PRIMESPORT Longhouse will be open before, during and after Friday'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.
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 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is among the most respected mentoring organizations in the world, serving kids in all 50 states and 12 countries around the world. In Minnesota, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities is the largest and oldest mentoring agency in the region. Vikings safety Harrison Smith hosted a group of Bigs and Littles at training camp and is again holding his Big Tackles fundraising campaign.
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.