For the first time in a decade, the Minnesota Vikings will be hosting a joint practice session with one of their preseason opponents.
The team has just announced that they will be holding two joint practice sessions with the Jacksonville Jaguars on 15 and 16 August, leading up to the preseason contest between the two teams at U.S. Bank Stadium on 18 August.
Leading up to the 2016 season, the Vikings had a couple of joint practices with the Cincinnati Bengals prior to that year’s preseason opener in Cincinnati. The last time the Vikings hosted a joint practice session during Training Camp was in 2007 when the Kansas City Chiefs came to Mankato. This is not to be confused with the Vikings/Chiefs joint practices in 2004, when Brock Lesnar was, apparently, about to crush someone’s soul.
Both of the sessions between the Vikings and the Jaguars will be open to the public. Attendance capacity for Training Camp is expected to be capped at around 5,000 fans/day. Tickets will be free, but people will have to reserve them in advance at Vikings.com.
Are you excited to see the Vikings practice against the Jaguars this August, folks?