I love football. If you know me, you know just how much I love football. I also love the Minnesota Vikings, a lot. Despite our less than ideal record over the past season(s) and shattered Super Bowl dreams since, well, the 70′s, it’s not the game that gets me. It’s the community, comradery and history of millions of fans that rally themselves behind the Minnesota Vikings season after season, regardless of the scoreboard. Ever been to a Vikings game or anywhere near Mall of America Field on game day? We bleed purple. If you’re anything like me, listen up.
From philanthropy to entertainment, The Minnesota Vikings are our fans too. Here are a few events coming up at Mall of America® where you can meet the players, spectate and even win tickets to the 2012-2013 season at MOA Field!
Vikings Country Radio Show presented by Dick’s Last Resort (Guys, attend on a day guest starring Christian Ponder and your girlfriend just might stop pretending she likes football and actually start!).
Mike Mussman, host of the popular Vikings Country radio show, is joined each week by a Vikings player guest including Chad Greenway, Christian Ponder and John Sullivan. Catch the live radio broadcast from Dick’s Last Resort. Check out the schedule below:
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.: John Sullivan Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.: Christian Ponder Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.: John Sullivan Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Friday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.: Christian Ponder Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.: John Sullivan Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, November 14, NO SHOW (BYE WEEK) Friday, November 23, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m.: Christian Ponder Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.: John Sullivan Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 p.m.: Chad Greenway Wednesday, December 26, 6:30 p.m.: Christian Ponder
Please Note: All player appearances are scheduled to change.
Vikings Twitter pop-up ticket giveaway
The Minnesota Vikings will give away 500 tickets four times this season to 1,000 lucky fans and Twitter followers at Mall of America. The Vikings and individual players will tweet clues leading you to their secret location within the Mall days leading up to the giveaway. Follow @VikingsFootball, @mallofamerica and the selected player for details (player’s name and Twitter handle will be released by @VikingsFootball before they begin giving clues)! The first 250 fans to uncover the secret location will receive a pair of tickets to the 2012-2013 season and the opportunity to score a photo and autograph. Awesome.
Taste of the Vikings
This is your chance to personally meet every player on the current Vikings team while sampling food from the Twin Cities’ top restaurants. All proceeds help benefit the Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program and Second Harvest Heartland. Join the Vikings and Help Kick Childhood Hunger!
Monday, November 19, 2012
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150 (stay tuned for a special ticket giveaway on the MOA Blog!)