Vikings-Patriots on Thanksgiving Day at US Bank Stadium

Health and safety protocols

ASM Global – the management team at US Bank Stadium – continues to deliver on theirs VenueShield program ensuring the facility is clean and certified to the highest health and safety standards. VenueShield focuses on six key components of venue management best practice for health and safety and specializes in sports and leisure facilities. VenueShield’s Environmental Hygiene Program defines surface disinfection protocols, improved cleaning methods and applications, and infection control plans.

The Vikings, ASM and MSFA also implement extensive cleaning, disinfection and sanitizing measures on game days and adhere to guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. All contact surfaces throughout the stadium — including seats, railings, food and beverage surfaces, elevators and escalators — are cleaned, sanitized and disinfected before, during and after games. Hand sanitizer locations are located throughout US Bank Stadium, including entrances, concourses, premium areas and restrooms.

US Bank Stadium offers a clean and safe environment for guests through the virus protection of a bipolar ionization system that is installed in every climate chamber in the venue. This state-of-the-art technology actively contributes to better health by restoring indoor air to its natural state through an ionization process, mitigating or limiting airborne viruses and keeping stadium air cleaner and healthier. The system installed at US Bank Stadium has been proven in laboratories to effectively improve indoor air quality. Stadium officials also monitor airflow and take reasonable steps to maximize air exchange.

Downtown Minneapolis/US Bank Stadium Security/Security

The Vikings and our stadium partners are working with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Homeland Security, the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, to ensure that the appropriate number of law enforcement officers are in place and that US Bank Stadium and surrounding areas are safe for Vikings fans, players and staff. Additionally, along with BEST Security, the team contracts with hundreds of security personnel on game days to provide a strong security presence throughout the stadium. For night games in 2022, fans will see easily identifiable safety ambassadors present on several blocks around the stadium, and light towers will be strategically located near parking lots and parking ramps. For additional information on downtown public safety, please visit City of Minneapolis, Meet Minneapolis and on Minneapolis Central Council web sites.

US Bank Stadium has earned the Ecolab Science Certified seal. The program combines hospital and food contact disinfectants approved for use against the COVID-19 virus with public health and food safety protocols, training and periodic audits, giving fans confidence that practices are being repeated and verified. Fans will see the Ecolab Science Certified seal on display in participating areas throughout the stadium. For more information about the Ecolab Science Certified program, visit www.sciencecertified.com.

3M durable protective film

3M’s clear long-lasting protective film with antimicrobial technology is located in various high-touch areas throughout the stadium. The film has 24/7 surface protection with an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and is specially designed to withstand repeated cleaning.

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