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Vikings reveal 2019 Training Camp schedule

Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center will house Vikings training camp. Photo: KSTP/Anthony Brousseau
Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center will house Vikings training camp.

July 23, 2019 05:36 PM

The 59th Training Camp in Minnesota Vikings history is set to kick off its second year at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center later next month. 

Camp will be open to the public on Friday, July 26, when full-team practices begin, according to a release from the organization. A total of 16 practices will be open, and fans will find new entertainment elements and traditions, including a climate-controlled Vikings house, kids-only autograph sessions, a pre-practice helmet hike and daily fan giveaways.

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Fans also have the oppotunity to reserve up to four digital tickets for a maximum of two days. General admission tickets are free but fans can also purchase a reserved seat starting at $15. Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on June 26 for the general public. Season ticket members will recieve priority access to reserve tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on June 24. 

Daily fan attendance will be capped at 5,000 like last year. The Vikings say up to 4,000 free daily tickets are available but must be reserved in advance.

Here is some key information to know going forward for Vikings Training Camp 2019:

Practice Schedule/Key Dates:

A total of 16 team practices will be open to the public in 2019. Camp will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with daily practices held from 2 p.m. to 4:25 p.m., all times are approximate. 

  • Friday, July 26 - First full-team practice
  • Monday, July 29 - First padded practice
  • Saturday, Aug. 3 - Night practice in TCO Stadium (GA seating only)
  • Friday, Aug. 16 - Final open practice

To view a full list of the practice schedule, click here.

Also similar to 2018, digital parking passes will be $10 apiece and can be purchased when reserving tickets. Fans who do not reserve parking in advance can pay $20 upon arrival. Rideshare drop-off and pickup location is now located in the soutwest corner of the Northland Ford Dealers lot, located immediately southeast of TCO Perfomance Center at Vikings Parkway and Ames Crossing.

Autograph sessions will be new in 2019, as events will happen daily for fans age 18 and under only and will take place following practice at about 4:30 p.m. on the TCO Stadium concourse. The first 150 children in each line will receive a wristband, allowing them the opportunity to watch practice before entering the same line prior to the end of practice. According to the release, one adult will be allowed to enter the line with every child in order to ensure a parent or guardian will always be present. Seperate autograph sessions will be available to fans of all ages with Vikings legends frequently throughout camp. A complete schedule will be posted to the Vikings' website soon.

Several new fan engagement elements will appear in 2019:

  • Helmet Hike - Each day a select group of children will carry players' helmets from the locker room to the practice fields where they will receive a photo with the specific player.
  • Vikings House/Vikings Arcade - Fans will have the oppurtunity to enter a climate-controlled space set to include video games, as well as food and beverage items.
  • Daily Fan Giveaways - The team will select fans to receive autographed items and team merchandise throughout camp.

 

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