Festivities for Vikings opener include Prince tribute, Skol Chant

By Vincent Frank

Go big or go home. This is apparently the Minnesota Vikings’ motto as they prepare to open up the brand-new U.S. Bank Stadium this upcoming Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.

All the festivities are not yet known, but what’s being planned seems to be pretty darn exceptional.

In addition to paying tribute to Minnesota native Prince, the entertainment will also include Vikings alumni leading fans in a new version of the Vikings War Chant called the “Skol Chant.”

It’s similar to what we saw from the Icelandic National Soccer Team following its surprising trek in the Euro’s this past summer (via the Star Tribune).

Former Vikings receiver Ahmad Rashad will host a “welcome home” video looking at the history of the franchise.

The eight-minute halftime show will feature the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Osmo Vänskä, which will include over 70 musicians taking part in the performance.

These are just a few things the Vikings have planned as they open up their new digs against the division-rival Packers.

It should be a fun night for Vikings fans as the christen the long-awaited venue with all sorts of fun.

Oh, and Sam Bradford will likely be making his Vikings debut here. Let’s just hope he doesn’t ruin the party.