2021 Health & Safety
ASM Global VenueShield
With the return of fans, ASM Global – U.S. Bank Stadium's management team – will execute their VenueShield program, ensuring the facility is clean and certified at the highest standards of health and safety. VenueShield focuses on six key components of venue management best practices for health and safety and is specialized for sports and entertainment facilities.VenueShield's environmental hygiene program specifies protocols for disinfection of surfaces, enhanced cleaning methods and applications, and infection control plans.
The Vikings, ASM and the MSFA will continue to implement extensive cleaning, disinfecting and sanitization measures on game days and will adhere to guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. All high-touch surfaces throughout the stadium, including seats, railings, food & drink surfaces, elevators and escalators, will be cleaned, disinfected and sanitized before, during and after games. Hand sanitizer locations will be located throughout U.S. Bank Stadium, including at entrances, concourses, premium areas and restrooms.
U.S. Bank Stadium offers a clean and safe environment for guests through the virus-fighting protection of a bi-polar ionization system, which is installed in every air handling unit in the venue. This state-of-the-art technology actively contributes to better health by restoring indoor air to its natural state through an ionization process, mitigating or limiting airborne viruses and keeping the air inside the stadium cleaner and healthier. The system installed at U.S. Bank Stadium has been proven in labs to effectively improve indoor air quality. Stadium officials will also monitor air flow and take reasonable steps to maximize air exchange.
For safety and efficiency purposes, cash payments are no longer accepted inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Fans must bring credit and debit cards or use contactless options like Apple Pay for all purchases.
Downtown Minneapolis/U.S. Bank Stadium Security/Safety
The Vikings continue to partner with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department and Metro Transit Police to ensure U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding area are safe for Vikings fans, players and staff. Additionally, together with BEST Security, the Vikings contract with hundreds of private security personnel on game days and collaborate with law enforcement agencies to ensure a strong security presence throughout the stadium. For additional information regarding public safety downtown, please visit the City of Minneapolis, Meet Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council web sites.
Ecolab Science Certified
U.S. Bank Stadium has earned the Ecolab Science CertifiedTM seal. The program combines hospital disinfectants and food-contact sanitizers approved for use against the COVID-19 virus with public health and food safety protocols, training and periodic auditing, giving fans confidence that practices are repeated and checked. Fans will see the Ecolab Science Certified seal displayed in participating areas throughout the stadium. For more information on the Ecolab Science Certified program, visit www.sciencecertified.com.
3M Durable Protective Film
3M and U.S. Bank Stadium have installed 3M™'s new clear Durable Protective Film with Antimicrobial Technology in various high-touch areas throughout the stadium. The film has 24/7 surface protection, with an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent to inhibit growth of harmful bacteria and is specifically designed to withstand repeated cleaning.
To reduce the risk of being infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant and spreading it to others, the CDC is currently recommending all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in public indoor settings. While we encourage fans to follow CDC guidelines, face coverings will not be required inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
For the safety of all fans, players and game day staff, if within the 14 days preceding the game you have tested positive for COVID-19, have experienced COVID-19 related symptoms or are feeling generally unwell, please stay home. Should you begin to feel unwell while at U.S. Bank Stadium, please notify a game day staff member immediately; appropriate facilities and resources are available as necessary.
Pending unforeseen weather issues, the world's largest glass doors will be open throughout the fall, creating an indoor-outdoor experience and further increasing air flow inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings will continue to follow the NFL's Bag Policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into U.S. Bank Stadium on game day. Express lanes for fans without bags will be available at each gate. Fans can keep specific items (i.e. keys, cell phones, wallets) on their person and do not need to empty their pockets prior to passing through the walk-through magnetometers, unless otherwise requested.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required to enter U.S. Bank Stadium; however, the Vikings strongly encourage all Minnesotans to be vaccinated.