Enjoy Eagan’s Game Day Guide
Eagan is the proud home of the Minnesota Vikings headquarters and training facility so purple pride runs in our veins. Just a 20 minute drive from the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium where the Vikings battle rivals like the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, Eagan is the place to stay and play on game day. Here’s an exclusive guide of the best things to do before, during and after the game in Eagan and the surrounding area.
Brews and Bites
Bald Man Brewing
This popular spot for delicious craft beer and live music becomes Vikings Brewhouse Central every football season. Enjoy great artisan beer specials, free swag contests, food trucks and more. If you can’t make it to the game, Bald Man’s viewing party is your next best bet.
Union 32 Craft House
Yet another fantastic place for tasty brews and delectable food is Union 32. Experience the magic of the self-pour beer wall and participate in their game day hoopla with games and beer specials!
Casper’s of Eagan
This local favorite is a great choice for a hearty meal before, after or during the game. Sink your teeth into a mouthwatering burger or share a heaping plate of nachos to get you geared up. This is another great option if you can’t make it to the stadium as Casper’s has one of the biggest TV screens…ever!
Cooper’s Tap House
A no-frills neighborhood joint bursting with Vikings pride and again, amazing food and beverages. The staff at Cooper’s will make you feel right at home and always don purple and gold on game days.
Lone Oak Grill
This place is always hoppin’ and with good reason! Tons of TV screens, a large bar, live music weekly and a terrific menu full of game day eats. Lone Oak Grill is located right off 35E, so you’re able to hop on the highway to get to the game with ease.
Pre and Post Game Activities
Tis the season for everything football including the best of the best Vikings history, memorabilia and photo opps everywhere you look at the new Vikings Museum. Get into the purple and gold spirit at this legendary attraction!
Twin Cities Premium Outlets®
Indulge in some retail therapy at the best and largest outlet mall in the Upper Midwest! Stock up on sports gear at Nike, Under Armour or Adidas or get that purse you’ve always been wanting from Coach or Michael Kors. AND the Metro Transit station is located right outside of the mall 🙂
Lebanon Hills Regional Park
If the weather is nice on game day, Lebanon Hills is the perfect place to get a beautiful hike in while soaking up the nature of Eagan. You might even need the stress release after an intense game!
If the weather isn’t ideal, hit up the brand new Emagine movie theatre in Eagan for a relaxing and luxurious experience with heated recliners, food served right to your seat and even axe throwing for a fun bonus!
Mall of America®
MOA is always a staple for visitors from near and far – shop the over 520 amazing stores, take in the thrills at Nickelodeon Universe theme park and you can even hop on the Light Rail right from the Mall to get to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Where to Stay
Eagan is home to 18 incredible hotels that are all 20 minutes or less from U.S. Bank Stadium or a 5-10 minutes drive to all of your pre and post game activities. Check our hotels page to find the perfect place to lay your head.
**Pro Tip: You can even score FREE gift cards to attractions by participating in our Pick Your Package program!
Ride with fellow fans and take Metro Transit to all Vikings games this season. With both the METRO Blue and Green lines taking you right to the gates of U.S. Bank Stadium, there’s no reason to worry about paying for parking or downtown traffic woes.
Metro Transit Bus
Metro Transit operates bus service for all games. Purchase an Event 6-hour pass from the bus driver or from any rail ticket machine for easy round trip travel.
There are multiple parking lots and ramps near the stadium including the Mills Fleet Farm Garage and the 511 Ramp. Click HERE to view more options!
**Parking tip: Arrive early and stay late! Parking facilities open six hours before the game, but not before 7am.
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