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Minnesota Vikings Event Guide

Minnesota Vikings Event Guide

What time do gates open prior to kickoff for a Minnesota Vikings game?

The gates open two hours prior to the start of the game.

What are some good places to eat before a Vikings game?

Grumpy’s Bar & Grill serves up great bar food (burgers, sandwiches, fries, tots), has a great beer selection and is just a short walk from the stadium. It’s a casual place to grab a beer and burger before the game. The Loop Bar & Restaurant is a short cab ride from the stadium but offers a cool atmosphere with the largest 360-degree bar in the Minneapolis area. They have flat-screens mounted everywhere so you won’t miss a moment of pregame. The Fulton beer battered chicken fingers and pulled pork quesadillas are awesome.

Where is the best place to park for a Vikings game?

There are several parking lots surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis and rates vary. The new stadium also features a brand-new sky bridge that connects the stadium to nearby light rail stations.

What is a unique experience at a Minnesota Vikings game?

Normally only available on a full season basis, the Vikings Lounge opens two hours prior to kickoff and offers an all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar, Viking playbook and gameday magazine. There are flat screen TV’s all around and it has a great view of the stadium. The lounge is limited to 150 members so it’s a hard ticket to find but an unforgettable experience.

Does my child need a ticket to attend a Minnesota Vikings game

Children under 36 inches tall can be awarded a free admission wristband at the gate but must sit on a parent or guardian's lap for the duration of the game. To obtain a free admission wristband see the gate supervisor.