MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings held a pep rally on Friday afternoon to get fans in ‘skol’ spirt before the season opener this Sunday.

The event took place in the atrium at U.S. Bank Plaza. Vikings’ tight end Kyle Rudolph was there to talk about the upcoming season, and to get fans pumped up for the big game.

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The Vikings mascot, Viktor, started a skol chant with fans in preparation for this weekend. The Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in their season opener this Sunday at U.S Bank Stadium.

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