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July 28: Vikings Report to Training Camp
This summer marks the 51st consecutive year that the NFL team has held its training camp on campus.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 7-21-2016
For the 51st consecutive year, the Minnesota Vikings will conduct the team's training camp on the Minnesota State Mankato campus, reporting to Mankato on Thursday, July 28 and holding their first practice on Friday, July 29.
According to Vikings.com, the team will hold an evening practice in Blakeslee Stadium followed by a team introduction and fireworks on Saturday, Aug. 6. The team's full practice schedule is listed here. The Vikings' training camp web page is available here.
The team first conducted its training camp on campus in 1966, and the relationship between the team and University is one of the longest ongoing training camp partnerships by any NFL team.