March 09, 2018 03:45 PM
Final construction isn't expected to wrap up until June, but the Minnesota Vikings moved into their new state-of-the-art training facility in Eagan earlier this week.
The Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center was privately financed by the team's owners, the Wilf family. The team had practiced at Winter Park in Eden Prairie since 1981.
On Friday, KSTP Sports got a tour of the new facility.
***Click the video box above to see video of the new facility, and to hear interviews with owner Mark Wilf and VP Lester Bagley***
Some players like tight end Kyle Rudolph and wide receiver Jarius Wright are currently utilizing the new facility for treatment, etc. But most players won't see it until they arrive for offseason workouts beginning April 15.
The 277,000-square-foot facility features an outdoor stadium that seats 6,500 fans, four outdoor grass fields, an indoor field with a ceiling high enough for punters not to have to worry, a 6,100-square-foot weight room and much more.
The training room contains double the amount of training tables Winter Park had (16 vs. eight), and has nearly five times the hydrotherapy space.
Updated: March 09, 2018 03:45 PM
Created: March 09, 2018 03:32 PM
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