You Can Attend a Big Vikings Party in Hopkins Next Month

You Can Attend a Big Vikings Party in Hopkins Next Month
Viking Legends Tailgate Party Presented by Tailgate Spices

The 2022 NFL regular season doesn’t begin for about four months, but Minnesota Vikings fans can get a taste of football fandom well before that.

It’s one big Friday night party called Viking Legends Tailgate Party, presented by Tailgate Spices.

Former Vikings players — five of them — will be in attendance, including Byron Chamberlain, Robert Griffith, Bryant McKinnie, Robert Tate, and Chester Taylor. Organized by Skol Marketing, an appropriately named collaborator for the event, you’re encouraged to “Hang out, enjoy great tailgate food and play in a bags tournament with the players.”

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 30: NFL player Bryant McKinnie. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl)


The event will occur in Hopkins, Minnesota, on Friday, June 17th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST at 805 Mainstreet.

Other festivities include tailgate games, raffles for prizes, and, of course, food and drink. The party is family-friendly and open to everyone. Among the prizes listed on the event page:

  • 1 Autographed Griffith/McKinnie/Taylor/Chamberlain/Tate print
  • 1 Raffle ticket for prize drawings
  • Unlimited pictures and fun with the guys
  • Unlimited food and drink
  • Tailgate games and activities
  • Bags tournament with the players (entry limited and sign up at event)

Chamberlain, Griffith, McKinnie, Tate, and Taylor played a combined 28 seasons for the Vikings, spanning a total of 408 games. So, the party is packed with purple oomph.

Tickets to the Viking Legends Tailgate Party are paperless, and details will be emailed to ticketholders in the days leading up to the gala.

Prices for tickets? $79 for adults and $29 for children 17 and under.

You can purchase tickets here.

Use this Promo Code for 25% off the event: VIKESNOW.

VikesNow is a Vikings-themed YouTube show affiliated with the event.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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