Kevin O’Connell’s first training camp as Vikings coach begins this week, with the first full-team practice Wednesday.
Rookies, quarterbacks and select players will report to the TCO Performance Center on Sunday while the remaining veterans are due to arrive by Tuesday, when O’Connell and new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah have their camp-opening press conferences. .
The Vikings enter camp with 89 players on their 90-man roster after waiving quarterback Nate Stanley last week. Eight of their 10 draft picks are under contract, with second-round cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. and unsigned second-round guard Ed Ingram entering the weekend.
Fourteen practices will be open to fans between July 30 and August 18. Tickets must be reserved in advance at vikings.com; a limited number will be available at the door.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading to the TCO Performance Center in Eagan for boot camp:
When can fans start training?
Saturday July 30. The Vikings call it “Back Together Saturday”. It’s one of the two best practices, costing $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 or younger (kids under 36 inches are free). The other is night practice at TCO Stadium on August 8. Players will not be in the pads for training on July 30; their first full pad workout is scheduled for August 1st.
What practices are free for all fans?
August 2, 7, 12, 16. Players will not be in the pads for these practices. Tickets for the free screenings must be reserved in advance with vikings.com. Fans are limited to eight tickets for each free practice; up to 4,000 digital tickets will be available each day. All other practices except the first two are free for fans 17 and under.
What time are the workouts?
TCO Performance Center typically opens at 11:45 a.m. each day. Most days, the Vikings will have guided tours from 12:00-12:45 PM, followed by training from 2:15-4:15 PM.
You can also see the 49ers practice
Last year, the Vikings held joint workouts with the Broncos. This year, the Vikings will practice with the 49ers and Minnesota quarterback Trey Lance, who is set to take over, on August 17-18 before the teams’ preseason game at US Bank Stadium on August 20. . Cabinet 18 is the last one open to the public.
Yes you can get autographs
Due to the pandemic, training camp autograph opportunities have been limited for the past two years. This year there will be daily autograph sessions for fans 17 and under after practice at 4:30 p.m. Each day, different groups of positions will be available for autographs. Full team autograph sessions for all fans are scheduled for select practices. Vikings legends will also make appearances throughout training camp at Q&A and autograph sessions for fans of all ages. (The autograph schedule is subject to change.)
July 30: Inside linebackers, tight ends, full team, legends
August 1: running backs, offensive line, legends
August 2: Defensive line, quarterbacks
August 3: Inside linebackers, tight ends, special teams, legends
August 5: Wide Receivers
August 6: Outside linebackers, special teams
August 7: defensive backs
August 8: Full Squad, Legends
August 10: running backs, offensive line, legends
August 11: Defensive line, quarterbacks, legends
August 12: Wide Receivers
August 16: defensive backs, outside linebackers, legends
August 17: full team
August 18: full team
Are COVID-19 protocols in place?
Proof of vaccination is not required for fans. There is no mask requirement, although unvaccinated fans are encouraged to wear them.
Where do the fans park?
Fans heading to the TCO Performance Center will be directed to the Northland Ford dealership parking lot. Parking passes can be purchased in advance for $10. If you pay on site, parking is $20.
Fans can also take public transport at training camp. The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority offers $3 round trips from the Eagan Transit Station to the TCO Performance Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on regular training days, with round trips at 4 p.m., 4 p.m. 45 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. Bus 436 MVTA also connects to the TCO Performance Center from the 46th Street light rail station on weekdays.
What can fans contribute?
Outside food and drink and coolers are not permitted except for bottled water and medical necessities. Fans are allowed to bring bags, except briefcases, computer bags and luggage. Do not bring cash. Concession stands and merchandise stands do not accept cash payments.
Prohibited items also include seat backs with large pockets and/or metal rod connections and umbrellas. A complete list of prohibited items is here.
What is the Vikings pre-season schedule?
Aug. 14: in Las Vegas, 3:25 p.m., Ch. 9
Aug. 20: vs. San Francisco, 6 p.m., Ch. 9
Aug. 27: in Denver, 8 p.m., Ch. 9
When does the NFL season start?
The 2022 season opener between the champion Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills will take place on Thursday, September 8 in Los Angeles. The Vikings open Sunday, September 11 against the Packers at US Bank Stadium at 3:25 p.m.