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The Vikings and Chargers will meet for the 15th time overall at noon (CT) Sunday. It will be the teams’ first regular-season meeting at U.S. Bank Stadium.
How to connect with the game
On the airwaves
FOX (FOX 9 KMSP in the Twin Cities) will air the game on television.
KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK 1130-AM and the five-state Vikings Radio Network will broadcast the game.
Audio from the Vikings Radio Network will be available on smart devices through the KFAN channel on the iHeartRadio app.
Click here for all the ways to watch/listen/stream the game.
Minnesota Vikings mobile app
Keep the Vikings nearby wherever you go with the Minnesota Vikings mobile app. It’s your source for news, exclusive features, photos and videos.
Vikings.com Staff Writer/Editor Lindsey Young will host a live chat from U.S. Bank Stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Join the conversation with Editorial Assistant Ellis Williams and Senior Editor Craig Peters before the game and stay connected with in-game updates.
NFL+ and NFL+ Premium
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Getting to U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings.com/stadium includes information regarding health and safety protocols, parking, tailgating, rideshare and public transit options. It also includes an A to Z guide, maps, and information about the NFL’s bag policy and the fan code of conduct.
Cashless payments only
Among the helpful information on that page is a reminder that U.S. Bank Stadium now only accepts cashless payments.
A special skyway route (map below) will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Sunday’s game. Skywayaccess.com has a special page for U.S. Bank Stadium events that will be updated this season.
Health & Safety Protocols
ASM Global VenueShield
ASM Global – U.S. Bank Stadium’s management team – continues to execute its “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 also implement extensive cleaning, disinfecting and sanitization measures on game days and 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 and drink surfaces, elevators and escalators — are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized before, during and after games. Hand sanitizer locations are 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 also monitor air flow and take reasonable steps to maximize air exchange.
Downtown Minneapolis/U.S. Bank Stadium Security/Safety
The Vikings and our stadium partners collaborate with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Homeland Security, the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, to ensure the appropriate number of law enforcement officials are on site and that U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding areas are safe for Vikings fans, players and staff. Additionally, together with BEST Security, the team contracts with hundreds of security personnel on game days to ensure a strong security presence throughout the stadium. For 2023 night games, fans will see easily identifiable safety ambassadors (Protective Agents) present throughout several blocks surrounding the stadium and lighting towers will be strategically placed near parking lots and parking ramps. 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 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.
Delta Vikings Village (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Delta Vikings Village will open at 9 a.m. and close at kickoff.
It will include the following activities:
The Pepsi Sound the North Stage will feature Schmidt Brothers from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Food and beverages available from Aramark at The Longhouse (opens at 9 a.m. and closes at noon) and additional locations throughout the plaza
Gray Duck Vodka will be offering samples of their new Spiked Nitro Cold Brew that is made with Caribou Coffee.
Try the all-new Vikings-inspired beer from Hop Valley Brewing. Crafted for the fans who bleed purple, Hop Halla Hazy IPA is a game-day grog fit for Valhalla.
The Caribou Coffee ‘Bou Truck will be serving a selection of beverages for purchase. Fifty percent of proceeds from the ‘Bou Truck will be donated to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.
The Vikings Table food truck will begin serving at 9 a.m. and close at noon.
The Vikings Locker Room team store will open at 9 a.m. and close at noon.
Bag check (locations on north and south sides of Chicago Avenue and on the east side of the stadium on 11th); open from 9 a.m. until 30 minutes after the game; cost is $10 per bag.
The Commons (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
Numerous family-friendly activities are planned for The Commons, including the following:
Music by DJ A-Quil
Appearances by Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, Viktor and the SKOL Line
Minnesota Vikings Chuck for Charity
Inflatable games, tailgate games and face painting
Food Trucks: Trickster Tacos and The Anchor Fish & Chips
DJ Skee, the St. Paul native who has produced for top artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Michael Jackson and composed music for video games like HALO and Ghost Recon, will feature a custom playlist.
Junior Cheerleaders will perform alongside the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders. The MVC Junior Cheer program is designed to promote confidence, hard work, leadership and FUN among kids 3-14 years of age.
Monique Blakey, a Saint Paul native whose influences include rhythm & blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll, will perform the National Anthem.
United States Marines
Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, the lead guitarist of The Fabulous Armadillos, guitarist/vocalist for Slip Twister and 2022 Minnesota Music Hall of Fame inductee will perform.
TCO Legends Connection
Kyle Rudolph, who caught 453 passes for 4,488 yards and 48 touchdowns for the Vikings from 2011-20. Rudoph officially retired from football on Thursday but is continuing his philanthropic efforts as he enters the next chapter.
Fifth graders from Simley Youth Football team will play a game against Viktor and his mascot friends.
Hometown Heroes Presented by U.S. Bank
During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings will recognize individuals who have helped make our community a better place. The program honors individuals who have gone to extraordinary measures to make positive differences in the community.
This week’s Hometown Hero is Kendall Lundahl, who worked in the bone marrow transplant unit at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital for 28 years.
Military SpotLITE presented by Molson Coors
Molson Coors will recognize members of the military.
Vikings Fancam Presented by 3M
The Vikings Fancam captures your excitement throughout the game. Tag yourself and enter to win prizes at vikings.fancam.com.
Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks®
THEY score, YOU save! Shop your local Hy-Vee store following game day to receive great fuel savings. Simply spend the same amount that the Vikings scored and earn a one-cent credit on your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® card. If the Vikings score 14 points, spend $14 or more the next day and earn 14 cents of credit on your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® card. Promotion valid at all Minnesota Hy-Vee locations; some limitations apply. See stores for details.
Opening Drive Sweepstakes Presented by Kwik Trip
Purchase any Pothole pizza or 20-oz Pepsi or Mountain Dew product with Kwik Rewards to enter the Vikings Opening Drive Sweepstakes. Win a $10 Kwik Trip gift card for every yard earned on the Vikings opening drive, plus a $500 bonus for a field goal or $1,000 for a touchdown. One weekly winner will be selected each game, and all are finalists for a chance to win 2024 season tickets and free fuel for a year! Visit kwiktrip.com/sweepstakes for details.
Sacks for Apps Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings brings you “Sacks for Apps” during all Vikings home and away games this season! When the Vikings record 2.0 or more sacks in a game, all fans score a free appetizer with a minimum purchase of $20. Offer is valid for three days after each eligible game. Visit vikings.com/bww for your digital coupon and offer details.
Fan of the Year Presented by Captain Morgan
Does your Vikings fandom go beyond the game? The Vikings and the NFL are celebrating extraordinary fans who are a positive influence and inspire others through their love of football. Nominate yourself or others for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas! Enter at nfl.com/fanoftheyear.
Free Big Mac on McD app
Get a free Big Mac when the Vikings score two or more touchdowns ($1 minimum purchase). Only in the app.
#VikingsHAIR Presented by Spalon Montage
Spalon Montage is giving one lucky fan a $100 gift card. Tweet a photo of you at the game to @vikingspromo using #VikingsHAIR for a chance to win.
Game Day Glow Giveaway presented by Pure Lux Medspa
Post your picture with the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders on your Instagram Story to enter to win a $100 Pure Lux Medspa gift card! To enter, take a picture with the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders on a game day, post the picture on your Instagram Story, and tag @mvcheerleaders and @pureluxmedspa! One winner will be chosen each game day.
Charity Auction Benefiting the Minnesota Vikings Foundation
Bid on exclusive Vikings memorabilia and experiences at vikings.com/auction. Visit the auction kiosk by Section 101 to view this game’s auction items. All proceeds support the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.
Split The Pot Raffle Benefiting the Minnesota Vikings Foundation
You could be the game-day lucky winner to share the Jackpot! Purchase your raffle tickets from Split The Pot kiosks or sellers roaming through U.S. Bank Stadium. The winning ticket will be selected by a random drawing and posted online after the game. Winner has 30 days to claim the cash prize. Split The Pot supports the Minnesota Vikings Foundation’s youth health and education initiatives. Visit vikings.com/splitthepot for details.
Enter Skol Scribbles for a chance to win one of 17 weekly prize packs from South Dakota Tourism. Visit Vikings Instagram and Snapchat stories to learn more.
Field Goals for Charity Presented by Innovative
In partnership with the Vikings with the Vikings and Post-It Brand, Innovative is proud to present the Field Goals for Charity Program. During the regular season, each time a Vikings kicker successfully kicks a field goal, Innovative and Post-It Brand will donate $250 (up to $5,000) to Be The Match.
That Deserves a Crown Presented by Crown Royal
For the 2023 season, the Minnesota Vikings and Crown Royal “That Deserves a Crown” program will recognize outstanding local veterans for making a positive difference in the community. Visit vikings.com/thatdeservesacrown to nominate a deserving veteran, who will be honored at the Vikings game on Nov. 12, 2023, with a special game-day experience.
Win Viktor’s Ride Presented by Pepsi
Purchase your Pepsi souvenir cup at any U.S. Bank Stadium concession stand for your chance to win Viktor’s ride.
Football Fanatic Presented by Jameson
Showcase your football fandom by submitting your photo as the Jameson Football Fanatic of the Week. Fans will have a chance to win a Vikings and Jameson weekly prize pack, and one fanatic will be named the Jameson Football Fanatic of the 2023 season, winning a co-branded mini fridge. To enter, go to vikings.com/fanatic and submit your fan photo today.
Vikings in Vegas Sweepstakes Presented by Gray Duck Vodka
Vikings fans, enter the “Vikings in Vegas Sweepstakes” presented by Gray Duck Vodka for your chance to win a trip for two to see the Vikings-Raiders game on Dec. 10.
Prize includes the following: 2 game tickets, 2 round-trip flights, 2-night hotel stay, Vikings merchandise, Gray Duck Vodka prizes, $500 Visa gift card
Must be 21 or older; Contest ends Nov. 5, 2023. To enter, visit vikings.com/Vikingsinvegas.
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