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 2022 night games, fans will see easily identifiable safety ambassadors 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.
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™’s clear Durable Protective Film with Antimicrobial Technology is located 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.
Face coverings are not required inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Fans who feel more comfortable wearing them in public settings are welcome to continue using face coverings for Vikings games.
For the safety of all fans, players and game-day staff, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within five days preceding the game, please stay home. Additionally, if you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or are feeling generally unwell but have not yet received the results of your test, 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.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter U.S. Bank Stadium.
Delta Vikings Village (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Delta Vikings Village will open at 10 a.m.
It will include the following activities:
Food and beverages available from Aramark at The Longhouse (opens at 10 a.m.) and additional locations throughout the plaza
Bag check (on Park Avenue, just south of 4th Street and north of the Light Rail tracks; open from noon until one hour after the game; cost is $10 per bag)
Autographs by Vikings Legends Stu Voigt and Dave Dixon from 2 to 3 p.m.
The Commons (outside U.S. Bank Stadium)
Numerous family friendly activities are planned for The Commons, including the following:
Music by DJ A-Quil at 10 a.m.
Vikings Kickoff Concert presented by Miller Lite will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Minnesota Vikings Chuck for Charity
Inflatable games, tailgate games and face painting
An appearance by Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
The All Square food truck will be selling food near the Commons
Daniel Rodriguez, who is known as “The Singing Policeman,” will perform the National Anthem. Rodriguez is a former NYPD officer of 30 years who was among the first responders at the World Trade Center site on 9/11.
A Joint Service Honor Guard featuring service members from the Air Force, Army, Marines, National Guard and Navy will present the colors.
During the National Anthem, a full-field American flag will be displayed by active duty members of the military. A flyover conducted by the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard is scheduled.
A special performance starring T-Pain
The following Vikings Legends are scheduled to be celebrity bartenders from 2 to 3 p.m.:
Delta Sky360° Club — Mike Morris
Mystic Lake Club Purple — Toby Gerhart