Vikings vs Saints Live: Vikings football is back, and fans have multiple ways to catch the first action of the preseason.P.A. and Wobby Look Ahead To Vikings-Saints.The Minnesota Vikings will travel to face the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 9 for its first preseason game. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.Here’s this week’s three players to keep an eye on Friday night.The matchup between the teams that met in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs after the 2017 regular season will be each team’s first game out of four exhibitions that are scheduled this month.
For fans of the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL, the preseason is an exercise in patience. While owners charge full price for glorified scrimmages (and now joint practices that happen the week of the game), the players on the field have to go through and make it a meaningful contest as roster spots and starting positions are on the line from the second they step on the field.For the Vikings, the beginning of that journey begins with a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night, where they’ll get a glimpse at one of their biggest NFC rivals in the New Orleans Saints. Although Mike Zimmer and company probably won’t see much of Michael Thomas, Drew Brees, and Alvin Kamara, there’s still plenty of storylines to keep fans entertained.
While many will have their eyes fixed to how the offensive line stacks up in the first action in the Gary Kubiak/Kevin Stefanski regime, there will also be things to watch on the other side of the ball where the Vikings will look for their fourth safety and try to find some good mojo in the kicking game.
All things considered, it’s likely to be an interesting night as the Vikings (unofficially) take the field for the first time this season.GAME DETAILS:
The New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings this Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome open at 5 p.m., with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens to Suite and ADA patrons at 4 p.m. Champions Square will open at 4 p.m., along with club XLIV & Opening Act.
HOW TO WATCH:
Fans can catch the action on WVUE-Fox 8 and regionally on the Gray Communications family of stations. The new broadcast team for the preseason will make its debut Friday night, featuring Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Jon Stinchcomb and Jonathan Vilma (color analysts) and Meghan Payton (sideline). A half-hour prior to the 7 p.m. kick, a half-hour pregame show will air, featuring pre-game interviews with Sean Fazende and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Demario Davis along with analysis from hosts Juan Kincaid and former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling from the FOX 8 studios. A half-hour pregame show will follow with analysis from Kincaid and Swilling, as well as a visit to the booth with Meyers, Stinchcomb and Vilma.
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Get your game face on and join us in Champions Square, Club XLIV, and Opening Act before the Saints kick off in the Dome. It’s free and open to the public three hours before every Saints home game. Your Champions Square experience will include live entertainment, frosty drinks and delicious food. For more information about Game Days at Champions Square, click here.Club XLIV is an indoor lounge featuring high-end furnishings, flat screen televisions and a premium bar and is conveniently located next to the stage in Champions Square. Opening Act, adjacent to the Square, is an additional option for your Saints game day experience that offers tasty food for purchase. It’s a great spot to have a drink and watch NFL pregame shows!
In addition to the great food and beverage offerings available for purchase throughout the Square, popular food trucks Frencheeze, Nola Foods, Dixie and Centerplate’s Streetcar Eats will also be on-site. Live entertainment will also return to Champions Square to get fans ready to cheer on the Saints.
This week, Got Groove will excite fans with musical entertainment on the stage.**
NOTE: Outside beverages will not be permitted into Champions Square on Saints Game