The 2016 Verizon Vikings Training Camp will be held in Mankato, MN on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato for the 51st consecutive year. The Vikings will report to camp on Thursday, July 28, and hold their first team practice on Friday, July 29.
On Saturday, August 6, the team will hold an evening practice in Blakeslee Stadium followed by a team introduction and fireworks. The complete training camp practice schedule will be announced at a later date.
Below is info on last year’s camp for reference. Info on this year’s camp will be posted soon.
Get your brand new Vikings 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 Northland Ford Dealers Autograph Zone. Stop by to pick something up for that avid Vikings fan in your family and for yourself!
Get your brand new Vikings 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 other items that can be used in the Northland Ford Dealers 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, hamburgers, Pepsi products and more 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.
*New Policy: Wristbands are needed prior to purchasing your favorite Miller beverages.
If you require any medical assistance while at the Verizon 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 outside of the Vikings Welcome Tent in the Vikings Village. Verizon Vikings Training Camp representatives will be available during all Vikings Village hours to assist fans with any questions.
General InformationMinnesota Vikings: (952) 828-6500 or vikings.com
Training Camp FAQs
How long have the Minnesota Vikings held Training Camp in Mankato?
Mankato has been the preseason home of the Vikings for 50 years.
What are the dates of this year’s Verizon Vikings Training Camp?
Training Camp opens to the public on Sunday, July 26th and runs through Thursday, August 13th.
**Please note that Camp will be closed July 30th, August 5th, August 8th, August 9th and August 10th.
Are there any ticket costs to attend Verizon Vikings Training Camp?
Access to the Vikings Village and all practice sessions are free of charge.
**Please note that Minnesota State University, Mankato charges $10.00 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, limited indoor seating will be made available 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.
Can I bring my camera?
Still photo cameras are allowed at Verizon Vikings Training Camp; however no video is allowed to be taken of practice.
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 special events will take place during Training Camp?
Several special events take place in the duration of the 2015 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. For further details on all special events click here.
What is the cost of the Gatorade Jr. Training Camp and Minnesota Vikings Cheerleading Clinic?
The one-hour Gatorade clinics are open to ages 17 and under are FREE. To learn more on how to register your child for the clinics, visit the youth activities by clicking here.
How do I get to Verizon Vikings Training Camp in Mankato?
For directions to Training Camp and for parking information click here.
*Event dates, times, and policies are subject to change.