EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings new headquarters, Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, is completing its first week of hosting Verizon Vikings Training Camp.
More football is on the way.
On Tuesday, the Vikings and Minnesota State High School League announced plans for TCO Stadium to host a total of five football games on three separate weekends in 2018.
The events will include a regular-season game on Sept. 28 between Farmington and Eagan (home team) and a regular-season game on Oct. 12 between Lakeville North and Prior Lake (home team). TCO Performance Center also will serve as an MSHSL Playoff host site for a total of three state quarterfinal games on Nov. 9 and 10.
The scheduling of the games fulfills a commitment to the community that was front-and-center during the design and construction of TCO Performance Center and TCO Stadium.
"The opportunity to share our new facility with the community and with the high school sports teams was always an emphasis of the design of TCO Performance Center from the beginning," Minnesota Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren said. "The chance to connect with fans, parents and players at the high school level is an important part of our ongoing youth football events, and we will proudly share our field with Minnesota high school teams."
It also is another way to support high school football, which Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said is a "unifying and long-standing tradition across our country."
"We are honored to host high school football games at our new TCO Performance Center facility." Spielman said. "The lessons and values learned playing high school football extend well beyond the playing field. The game of football creates bonds and relationships that last a lifetime."
Friday, Sept. 28 – Farmington vs. Eagan (home) at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12 – Lakeville North vs. Prior Lake (home) at 7:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10 – MSHSL Quarterfinal Playoffs