Stadium

 
Mall of America Field at the H.H.H. Metrodome Information

Stadium Data
Stadium Opened: April 3, 1982
Construction Cost: $55 Million
Playing Field Surface: Field Turf
Roof: 10 acres of Teflon-coated fiberglass held aloft by 20 electric fans.
First Football Game Played: August 21, 1982
Final score: Minnesota 7 Seattle 3
Seating Capacity for Football: 64,111

NEW FOR 2013 - To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into Mall of America Field, the Minnesota Vikings announced on June 13 a NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium on game day.  Click here to read more details on the new policy.

Aisle Traffic: In consideration of all fans, please try to keep aisles clear during play on the field. When possible, try to limit aisle movement to timeouts or other stoppages of play. There is no aisle seating allowed.

Automatic Teller Machines: There are several ATM machines located throughout the lower and upper concourses, specifically Section 127.

Banned Items:

Neither Mall of America Field nor the Minnesota Vikings have the capability to check or hold onto any banned items during the game; therefore, any items left at the security checkpoints will be discarded. Some items prohibited from the stadium include, but are not limited to:

+ Alcohol + Bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12” (all bags must be clear outside except for small women’s clutches) + Beverage Containers
+ Binocular Cases + Briefcases + Camera Cases
+ Coolers + Firearms
+ Illegal Substances + Inappropriate Signs + iPads
+ Laser Pointers + Laptop Computers
+ Mace + Movie Cameras + Noise Makers
+ Packages + Weapons

Express lanes are designated at each gate for patrons who do not have any bags with them. Signage will be provided at the gates directing patrons to express and bag check lines.

The following items may be permitted into the stadium at the discretion of security staff:
+ Small, compact umbrellas are permitted; however, large golf umbrellas are not permitted
+ Baby food and/or supplies

Banners: Hand held banners are allowed in the stadium, provided they do not contain advertising and are not offensive in nature. However, banners may not be hung in Mall of America Field and must be small enough to be handheld and not obstruct the view of spectators or cover stadium scoreboards or signs.

Cameras and Binoculars:  Small cameras and binoculars will be allowed.  Camera cases and binocular cases are prohibited.  No spectator cameras with lenses over six inches (6”) long will be permitted.  Video cameras are prohibited.

Cans & Bottles: A stadium ordinance prohibits all beverage containers from being brought into the stadium.

Cheerleaders:The Vikings' Cheerleading squad is comprised of 30 members. Auditions are held each year. Candidates who are 18 or older may call 612-828-6530 for tryout information.

Crowd Noise: While the League and the Minnesota Vikings do not wish to place restrictions on spontaneous crowd noise or to diminish fan enjoyment in our sport, it is still our responsibility to keep the noise level down for the general well-being of our fans.
The following resolution was passed by the NFL for the 2002 season. Noise-Making Devices: Bullhorns, megaphones, Klaxons, whistles and other noisemakers of any kind are not permitted in the stadium.

Emergencies: Please leave your seat location and our Ticket Office phone number (612) 33-VIKES with your babysitter or anyone who may need to contact you during a game in case of emergency.

Fan Mail: Letters can be addressed to the player or to the Minnesota Vikings Football Club at 9520 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie MN, 55344. Players do their best to respond to fan mail, but because of the high volume of mail received, the Vikings cannot guarantee a response. You have a better chance of receiving a response if you supply a self-addressed stamped envelope with your letter. The players ask that fans understand if they receive a Photostatted picture rather than an actual autograph. WE RECOMMEND THAT FANS DO NOT SEND VALUABLES THROUGH THE MAIL. Write to any player in care of the Minnesota Vikings, 9520 Viking Drive MN.

First Aid: In case of illness or accident, contact an usher or security guard to call the first aid room.

Gates: Mall of America Field gates open two hours prior to kickoff. Your ticket indicates the gate most convenient to the location of your seats.

Handicap Entrances, Parking and Seating: Handicap entrances are located at Gates D, F and G at Mall of America Field. A handicap parking lot is located at the Hennepin County Parking Lot between 5th and 6th Streets on Park Avenue. Handicap street parking is also available between 3rd and 4th Streets on Chicago Avenue. Wheelchair accessible areas of Mall of America Field are located in the first row of the upper deck and selected areas in the last row of the lower deck. Availability is extremely limited. Please call 612-338-4537 immediately if wheelchair accessible seating is needed.

Lost and Found: If you have lost or found something, contact the nearest security guard immediately or contact Whelan Security the following day at 651-400-7040.

Parking: Ample parking is available near Mall of America Field at privately owned ramps and surface lots. Prices will vary depending on locations. Contact Allied Parking at 612-332-0391 for information on season-long parking packages.

Smoking Policy: In accordance with the Minnesota Indoor Clean Air Act, there is no smoking inside Mall of America Field. Smoking is only permitted within designated areas located outside specified stadium gates.

Tours Mall of America Field tours are offered by the Metropolitan Sports Commission. For more information on Mall of America Field tours, please call 612-335-3309.

Training Camp: The Vikings Training Camp is held at University Practices are open to the public. Check out the special events section for more information.

Unruly Behavior: The Minnesota Vikings Football Club hereby serves notice that unruly behavior will not be tolerated at Vikings' home games and may, in some circumstances, be deemed grounds for dismissal from Mall of America Field. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the obvious abuse of intoxicants, actions that harm or endanger others in the stadium, and any other conduct that is beyond the bounds of reasonableness for spectators attending a professional sporting event. Persons who disregard this policy will be considered by the Minnesota Vikings as having forfeited their game ticket privileges. If a problem arises, contact the nearest stadium usher or police officer located in or near your section.

Will Call: The Will Call windows open at the Ticket Office 3 hours prior to kickoff. The Ticket Office is located on the West side of the stadium adjacent to the plaza, beneath Gate G.  Ticketmaster Will Call can be picked up at the ticket booths outside of Gates B, F & H.