EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced plans for 2018 Verizon Vikings Training Camp.
The summer session will open next month and be hosted at the team’s new headquarters, Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, marking the first time that a Vikings training camp has been held in the Twin Cities.
Rookies and select players who have yet to accrue a season or have been injured this offseason will report to camp on Tuesday, July 24, while the remaining players will report on Friday, July 27.
The Vikings will hold practices on Wednesday, July 25, through Friday, July 27, and will have their first full-team practice on Saturday, July 28. All training camp practices will be open to the public but will now require fans to reserve tickets in advance.
On Saturday, August 4, the team will hold an evening practice in TCO Stadium, the first Vikings practice ever to be conducted within the newly constructed stadium.
On Wednesday, August 15, and Thursday, August 16, the Vikings play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars for joint practices held at TCO Performance Center. The final day of practice open to the public will be Thursday, August 16, prior to the matchup with the Jaguars on Saturday, August 18, at noon CT at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The complete 2018 Verizon Vikings Training Camp schedule is available here.
Here are 12 things to know about Verizon Vikings Training Camp:
1. What are the first dates of…?
Rookies report: Tuesday, July 24 and practice for the first time on Wednesday, July 25
Veterans report: Friday, July 27 and practice for the first time on Saturday, July 28
The first fully padded practice is scheduled for Monday, July 30.
The night practice is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4.
2. How will the ticketing process work?
The Vikings are trying to assure a quality experience for all attendees and enable the largest amount of fans to attend the first training camp ever held in the Twin Cities Metro. Daily fan attendance will be capped at 5,000 for each of the 18 days that are scheduled to be open to the public.
All tickets must be reserved in advance. There will be 4,000 free, general admission tickets available and 1,000 reserved seats available in the Kwik Trip Red Zone each day. Reserved seats are $20 each and $25 apiece when the Vikings host the Jaguars for joint practices on Aug. 15-16.
3. When are tickets available?
As a benefit of being a Vikings Season Ticket Member, STMs will have priority access to reserve tickets, beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, and tickets for the general public will be released at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 25.
The Vikings are holding 1,300 general admission tickets per day until the public release.
4. Where can tickets be reserved?
Digital tickets will be available at vikings.com. Please note that tickets and parking passes will be available on mobile devices only. No printed PDFs will be available. The free Vikings App manages tickets and parking.
If you have any questions about using the Vikings Mobile Ticketing App, please contact the Vikings Ticket Office at (612) 338-4537.
5. Why is there a limit on tickets per fan?
In order to allow as many Vikings fans as possible the opportunity to attend camp, there is a four-ticket maximum per fan and a limit of two days per fan.
6. What is the parking situation going to be like?
More than 2,200 parking spaces will be available on-site in the Northland Ford Dealers Parking Lot, but each must be purchased in advance. ADA parking is available and can be designated during the ticket reservation process. Fans can only arrive via Vikings Parkway or Ames Crossing and should use the following address to reach the site:
2600 Vikings Circle
Eagan, MN 55121
7. How much is parking and how many passes are available?
Similar to when training camp was hosted at Mankato, the cost to park will be $10. Fans will have an opportunity to purchase parking when reserving tickets. There is a limit of one parking pass for each ticket transaction. The purchase of parking is not required, but fans must arrange other transportation that does not include on-site parking. Tailgating will not be allowed because of limited space.
The location for all ride-share services and drop-offs will be Trinity School at River Ridge, located at the following address:
601 River Ridge Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121
A shuttle service will bring fans to the main security check point.
9. What happens if practice is canceled due to weather?
The Vikings will refund any reserved seats and parking purchased on days when practice is canceled or moved inside due to weather concerns. Unfortunately, there will be no make-up dates available due to expected sell-outs throughout camp.
10. What are the security policies?
Similar to U.S. Bank Stadium, fans will go through metal detectors and have bags checked prior to entering Vikings Training Camp. Unlike games at U.S. Bank Stadium, however, bags of all sizes will be allowed after a thorough search. The Vikings will have fast-pass lanes for fans without bags.
11. Will food and beverages be available?
Yes, concession stands and a variety of food trucks will offer food and beverages at family friendly prices. For example, hot dogs will be $3, and bottled water will be $1. Fans are allowed to bring their own water bottles. Coolers are not allowed inside the security perimeter.
12. What is the policy for autographs?
Players will be scheduled to sign autographs among their position groups. The daily autograph schedule is available here, but the Vikings cannot guarantee a specific player’s autograph.
A full list of frequently asked questions is available here.