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A Guide to Vikings Football


What’s the key to being a fan of the Minnesota Vikings? To be honest, there are several. You must have plenty of perseverance. With temperatures dropping well below zero — sometimes in the double digits below zero — just in time for tailgating on occasion, you must also have plenty of heartiness. Loyalty, a love of football, a Helga hat and a great attitude are also prerequisites for most fans.

If you have what it takes to be a member of the Minnesota Vikings’ fan base, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by others who share your passion for Vikings football. If you’re a new fan, you may need some advice that will help you fit in with other Helga hat-wearing fans who love Minnesota football.

Here are three things you need to know to make the most of being a Vikings fan:

1. The Best Places to Buy Tickets for Game Day

If you’re looking for single-game tickets, you have several trustworthy options for picking some up. You can buy tickets directly from the Vikings’ organization at You can also find tickets at various other websites, such as, and

Of course, heading down to the stadium on game day is a great way to score tickets from scalpers at the last minute. Picking up tickets this way does more than get you into the stadium. It also gives you the chance to meet fans and get pumped up for the big game with people donning the Vikings’ signature color — purple.

2. What to Bring to the Stadium

Attending a game at U.S. Bank Stadium is a fantastic experience. You’ll not only enjoy what’s sure to be a good game, but you’ll also get swept up in the enthusiasm and frivolity that are rampant in the stands.

While the environment in the stadium is awesome, you’ll still need to bring a few things with you to stay comfortable when it’s cold outside. Even though U.S. Bank Stadium has a roof, you need to survive tailgating in frigid temperatures before you make it indoors on some game days. Be sure to bring a warm jacket, a blanket and a hat — bringing some beer and great food won’t hurt, either. If the chill gets ahold of you before the game, don’t be shy about bringing a blanket into the stadium, especially if it’s purple.

Don’t forget to bring some lozenges with you, even if you’re feeling fine. If it’s a typical game, you’ll cheer a lot and you may need a cough drop — or a whole pack of them — to refresh your throat throughout the game.

3. Where to Buy a Helga Hat

Nothing screams “Go Vikings” louder than a Helga hat. To show your support for the team, you should pick one up before you head to the stadium. Plenty of retailers sell Helga hats, including the team’s store,, and You can even find some on Ebay.

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