Mike Tice

Vikings to hold final Mankato training camp after 52 years

From Alan Page to Jared Allen, Fran Tarkenton to Teddy Bridgewater, Chuck Foreman to Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings spent 52 years making a 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities to Mankato for training camp.

The Vikings' proud history of holding camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato is entering its final days. The team announced Tuesday that this camp will be its last in the college town 90 miles southwest of Minneapolis.

The Vikings will open their new, sprawling practice facility in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan in March and will hold training camp there going forward.

"Over the past 52 years we have formed incredible...