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Minnesota State Mankato and Vikings Agree to 3-Year Training Camp Extension

University and team partnership extends beyond 50 years.

Minnesota Vikings Press Release, 8-12-2015

Eden Prairie, MN (August 12, 2015) – The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota State University, Mankato, have reached agreement on a three-year extension for the Vikings to continue holding training camp on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.


The agreement means the Vikings will train at Minnesota State University, Mankato, beyond 50 years, or more than one-third of the lifetime of the institution that began as Mankato Normal School in 1868 and will celebrate its 150th year in 2017.

“We’re very happy to announce a three-year extension to host the Minnesota Vikings training camp,” said Dr. Richard Davenport, president of Minnesota State University, Mankato. “It’s been wonderful to celebrate 50 years of Vikings training camp on our campus this summer, and we look forward to the Vikings being here during the University’s 150th year anniversary celebration.”

“Announcing this extension with Minnesota State University, Mankato, is a perfect way to celebrate our 50 years together,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “Vikings training camp is a great tradition for the team and our fans, and we look forward to this continued partnership with both the university and the City of Mankato.”

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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