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Vikings Training Camp

Visit Mankato

Vikings Training Camp

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp

Vikings Training Camp in Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dates: July 23—August 8, 2017

There’s always fun to be had when the Minnesota Vikings come to Mankato for training camp each summer, and there’s no reason this summer’s camp will be any exception.

  • Enjoy the festivities of the Vikings Village
  • Attend the practices and scrimmages at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Blakeslee Field
  • Get autographs signed by Vikings players
  • Enjoy activities for youth in the Kids Zone
  • Feast on delicious food in the HyVee Food Court
  • Relax with a cool beverage from the Miller Lite End Zone Bar


Top 5 Reasons to Come to Mankato During Vikings Training Camp. Go>


Vikings Training Camp Apparel

Show off your purple and gold pride with the 2017 Vikings Training Camp shirt! Shirts can be purchased at the Visitors Center (12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1645, Mankato) for $15. Shipping 1-3 shirts is $5; 3-5 shirts is $10; and for orders of more than 5, call us at 507-385-6660 for a quote.





Special Events:

2016 Vikings Spirit Contest WinnerVikings Spirit Contest: See details below.

-Wednesday, July 26-Monday, July 31: social media voting for top two finalists, along with a wildcard pick by Visit Mankato
-Tuesday, August 1: Finalists will be announced on social media
-Friday, August 4: Viktor the Vikings will do the final judging
-Learn more. Go>

Businesses that have questions about the Vikings Spirit Contest should contact Joelle.


Vikings Welcome Event: See details below.

-What: welcome the Minnesota Vikings back to Mankato for the 52nd Annual Vikings Training Camp; get autographs from your favorite Vikings players, enjoy music and lawn games and more
-When: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 26
-Where: in front of the Julia Sears building on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus


Paint Kato Purple Contest#PaintKatoPurple Contest:

-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.
-Tag Visit Mankato in the post to be qualified. Posts must be on public setting for Visit Mankato to view.


Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Fireworks2017 Vikings Training Camp Special Events:

-Vikings Women: Saturday, July 29 Go>
-Play 60 Youth Training Camps: Wednesday, August 2 & Saturday, August 5 Go>
-Village Movie Night: Thursday, August 3 Go>
-Family Football Day: Saturday, August 5 Go>
-MN Vikings Jr. Cheer Clinic: Saturday, August 5 Go>
-Football and Fireworks: Saturday, August 5 Go>
-Fan Appreciation Day: Tuesday, August 8 Go>


Get the 2017 Training Camp Schedule. Go>