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July 24-Aug. 14: Vikings Training Camp

Tailgate party set for noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24 outside Julia Sears Residence Community.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 7-20-2014

Mankato, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings will arrive on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus on Thursday, July 24 and begin training camp on Friday, July 25, marking the 49th consecutive year that the Vikings have held their training camp at Minnesota State Mankato.

Visit Mankato is planning a tailgate party from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday outside the Julia Sears Residence Community, where the team will be staying. Fans are welcome to meet players and cheerleaders, get autographs, play games and sample free snacks. Prizes will be given to the best dressed fan and best poster. For more information, click here.

Saturday, Aug. 2 is Family Football Day, with an evening practice scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Blakeslee Stadium.

Vikings training camp runs through Thursday, Aug. 14, which has also been designated as Fan Appreciation Day.

For a full practice schedule and listing of dates of morning autograph sessions, click here.

More information on Vikings training camp and the Minnesota Vikings is available at

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