Vikings Events


Get your brand-new Vikings replica jersey or apparel as well as many other souvenirs at the Vikings Welcome Tent! The air-conditioned tent will feature Vikings merchandise - including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and  lots of items that can be used in the Autograph Zone.  Stop by to pick something up for that avid Vikings fan in your family and for yourself!

Come hungry! There will be plenty of fan-friendly food including hot dogs, kettle corn, pizza, BBQ and more available in the Hy-Vee Food Court.

While taking a break from practice in the Vikings Village, enjoy a cold Miller product from the Miller Lite End Zone Bar.  The bar will be open during all regular Vikings Village hours. Miller Lite is the official Beer Sponsor of the Minnesota Vikings.
First Aid

If you require any medical assistance while at the Verizon Wireless Vikings Training Camp, please go to the Ambulance / First Aid Station located in the Northwest corner of Blakeslee Stadium.

Training Camp Information

Have questions about camp?  Stop by the Event Information Booth, located near the entry of Vikings Village.  Verizon Wireless Vikings Training Camp representatives will be available during all Vikings Village hours to assist fans with any questions.

Training Camp Fan Calendar Download

Click here to download a PDF version of the Training Camp Calendar for complete information on events, autograph signings, and much more.

General Information

Minnesota Vikings - (952) 828-6500 or
Minnesota State University, Mankato - (800) 722-0544
Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau –
Local Weather - (507) 625-1012

Training Camp FAQs
How long have the Minnesota Vikings held Training Camp in Mankato?

Mankato has been the preseason home of the Vikings for 44 years.

What are the dates of this year’s Verizon Wireless Vikings Training Camp?

Training Camp opens to the public on Friday, July 31 and runs through Wednesday, August 12.
**Please note that Camp will be closed Sunday, August 9.

Are there any ticket costs to attend Verizon Wireless Vikings Training Camp?

Access to the Vikings Village and all practice sessions are free of charge.
**Please note that Minnesota State University, Mankato charges $5.00 per car for parking.  

What happens with Training Camp during inclement weather?

If practice is forced to move inside Myers Field House due to inclement weather, bleachers will be made available indoors for the public.  In the case of severe weather the Vikings Village will close.

The Gatorade Jr. Training Camps and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleading Clinic will move into Myers Field House during inclement weather.

To view the current weather for the Mankato area and the latest forecast, click here.

When and where can I get autographs at Training Camp?

Autograph sessions will take place following most morning practices in the Northland Ford Dealers Autograph Zone. For more information click here.

What are the dates for the Season Ticket Owner Days?

The Season Ticket Owner Days will be held Monday, August 3 and Saturday, August 8.  For more information on all special offers for season ticket holders click here.

What special events will take place during Training Camp?

There are many special events happening during the 2009 Verizon Wireless Vikings Training Camp.  For further details on all special events taking place click here.

What is the cost of the Gatorade Jr. Training Camp and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleading Clinic?

Both one-hour clinics, open ages 17 and under, are FREE. For more information on all of the available youth activities click here.

How do I get to the Verizon Wireless Vikings Training Camp in Mankato?

For directions to Training Camp and parking lot information click here or use the interface below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is scheduled to be construction in downtown St. Peter which will likely interfere with fans coming from north of Mankato on Highway 169.  Click here to download a PDF with more information and suggested detours.