Vikings-Lions Game Elements

The Vikings (2-1) will host the Lions (2-1) at noon (CT) Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

This will be the first of two 2017 meetings between the long-time division rivals and the 112th contest in the series.

Vikings Legend Ahmad Rashad will sound the Gjallarhorn for the first time and be inducted to the Vikings Ring of Honor during halftime.

Generations of Vikings Legends — more than 100 players — will attend the game in celebration of the Vikings annual reunion weekend. Fans can welcome home the alumni during a Legends Walk that will start near the corner of Park and 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Fans should be aware that Interstate 35W (both directions) will be closed between Interstate 94 and Minnesota 62 (the Crosstown Expressway). Downtown Minneapolis also will have several streets near U.S. Bank Stadium closed for the Twin Cities Marathon. The downtown streets are scheduled to re-open between 9 and 9:30 a.m.

Here’s a look at logistics, events and activities inside and outside of U.S. Bank Stadium:

Delta Vikings Village opens: 9 a.m.

Stadium gates open: 9:30 a.m.

Kickoff: Noon

A dedicated core Skyway route will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

On the airwaves

National Television: FOX (Channel 9 in the Twin Cities)

Play-by-play: Thom Brennaman; Analyst: Chris Spielman; Sideline: Peter Schrager)

Local Radio: KFAN 100.3-FM in the Twin Cities and across the five-state Vikings Radio Network will carry the game. A pre-game show with Mike Mussman will start at 10 a.m.

Play-by-play: Paul Allen; Analyst: Pete Bercich; Sideline: Greg Coleman & Ben Leber

In-stadium elements

Vikings 2017 SKOL Chant

Pre-game festivities

Color Guard: United States Marine Corps

National Anthem: World-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips

Gjallarhorn: Ahmad Rashad

Halftime: The Vikings will present Ahmad Rashad with his Ring of Honor ring and unveil his name on the façade of the upper level of U.S. Bank Stadium. The four-time Pro Bowler is the 23rd member of the Vikings Ring of Honor, which was…

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