Vikings vs Buccaneers
Sunday, September 11, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m.

As the NFL season kicks off, below is some important information on events that you won’t want to miss:

Live Music: Enjoy live music performed by Retro Fit!
Appearances: Ragnar and the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders will visit the lot from approximately 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. During their appearance, be sure to get your brand new 2005-06 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader “swimsuit edition� calendar!
Fan Club: Become a member of the Minnesota Vikings Official Fan Club and get close to all the action! Visit the Fan Club table, located near the band stage, to register for as low as $4 and receive a FREE t-shirt!
Purple Friday’s Contest: If Passion for the Purple exists throughout your workplace, choose to implement Purple Friday's for the 2005 season and you could win! Visit vikings.com for more information.
Pat-Downs: In order to further enhance fan safety and comfort, the Vikings will begin NFL mandated pat-downs at the game and continue throughout the season. All fans entering the Metrodome will be subject to pat-downs by security personnel. Fans, please arrive early and enter through the gate specified on your ticket.
Getting to and from the Game: Don’t forget to hop on the FREE express shuttle bus or Light Rail Transit to and from the Metrodome! Shuttles run from 90 minutes prior to kickoff through 60 minutes postgame.

Pro-rated Season Parking Rates: $84 per car/$168 per oversized vehicle (Effective 9/25/2005—end of season)

Transportation to Home Games

Three great ideas:

1) Tailgate with us at Rapid Park and ride Metro Transit buses to the Dome. Transit fare is included in your tailgate price. You get your transit ticket when you enter the lot.
2) From the south, take light rail. Metro Transit recommends parking for free at Fort Snelling Station, where nearly 1,000 spaces are available. Remember: Mall of America is NOT a Park & Ride location for Vikings games. Buy a roundtrip rail pass for $3.50; Kids are $2.
3) Drive downtown to the Warehouse District and take light rail. A roundtrip ticket within the downtown zone is just $1.