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Minnesota Vikings Are Hosting Last Training Camp In Mankato This Year

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New stadium in Eagan will be ready next spring

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Yep, we managed to do multiple posts on the same story, but it’s pretty important, so that’s okay. I’ve managed to Voltron a couple of them together for your reading pleasure. -Chris

After 52 years the Minnesota Vikings are ending their run at Minnesota State University. Starting next year, they will be in their new home in Eagan when their new training facility and 6,500 seat stadium will open.

ESPN’s Ben Goessling has reported that the Vikings have been training in Mankato since 1966. Which ties them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for NFL’s record for second longest training camp in one place.

“Over the past 52 years we have formed incredible relationships with Minnesota State University, Mankato, the City of Mankato, and the entire community, and those partnerships made this decision difficult,” said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren. “With our increased space and amenities, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center will give our players, coaches and staff the best opportunity to succeed, and we feel hosting training camp at our new home is the proper move for the organization and Vikings fans. We strongly believe it is important to make this announcement now so we can truly celebrate 52 years with our Mankato partners this summer.”

The Vikings will be putting on special events during this year’s camp to highlight the relationship the team has had with the city every late-summer. So if you’re able, grab some friends, take your family, and head south for camp. Many of your own Daily Norsemen writers and personalities will be there too, to enjoy camp with you.

The Vikings will be holding camp in Eagan as of 2018, at the new Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Performance Center. You can read about the ceremonies at Mankato and the progress at the new Vikings facility in Eagan right here.

In the meantime, definitely enjoy this year’s camp in Mankato, and build those lifelong memories. Speaking of which share some of your favorite memories below, and what you are looking forward to seeing this year.