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MANKATO, Minn.—It’s the final countdown! The 52nd Annual Vikings Training Camp is less than a week away and runs July 23 through August 8. 

Select quarterbacks, rookies and players who have yet to accrue a season and select injured players will report July 23 to camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The rest of the players will report July 26. The first full team practice will be July 27. 

Welcome the Vikings to town from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 in front of the Julia Sears building on the MSU, Mankato campus. There is free visitor parking in lot 4. This Welcome Event is the best day and place to score a Vikings autograph. Radio Mankato will have on-site music and lawn games, and Pepsi will provide complimentary beverages.

Additional Vikings Training Camp events include a Vikings Women day July 29, the Vikings Village Movie Night August 3, a Football and Fireworks event August 5 and the Fan Appreciation Day the last day of Training Camp. More details about the special events can be found at vikingsmankato.com.

As part of Greater Mankato being adorned in purple and gold while the Vikings are in town, show off your purple pride by getting a 2017 Training Camp shirt for $15. Shirts can be purchased at the Visit Mankato office.

Fans looking to show off their Training Camp fever can use the hashtag #paintkatopurple on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show photos of themselves at camp and around town and dressed in their Vikings best. Every other day, Visit Mankato will award prizes to the person who displays the best Vikings spirit.

To show the community’s Vikings fever, businesses are encouraged to enter the Vikings Spirit Contest. The business that bleeds Vikings colors the proudest will be awarded Vikings memorabilia from Viktor himself, as well as a pizza party for up to 20 people at Jake’s Stadium Pizza. The Vikings Spirit Contest entry deadline is less than a week away; register by July 25. More details can be found online at visitmankatomn.com/partners/vikings-spirit.

Using marquee messaging is another promotional opportunity in which businesses can get in front of thousands of people during Vikings Training Camp. To learn about all the opportunities available, visit visitmankatomn.com/partners/vikings-spirit.

Get all the details about the 2017 Vikings Training Camp in Mankato visiting vikingsmankato.com.


About Visit Mankato:

Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Greater Mankato has a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Greater Mankato that benefits local residents and future visitors. The work of Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy.

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership