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Vikings training camp will continue to be free but tickets will be needed

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen signs autographs for fans after the teams morning practice Tuesday in Mankato, Minn., the NFL teams last training camp day in Mankato after 52 years. File photo / St. Paul Pioneer Press

Vikings training camp will continue to be free but fans will need to reserve tickets to get into the new TCO Performance Center in Eagan.

The Vikings announced Thursday that tickets will be available on Vikings.com and capacity will be limited to approximately 5,000 fans per day. Season-ticket holders will get priority on initially getting the tickets but a precise system has not been unveiled.

Rookies will report to camp on July 24 and practice for the first time July 25. Veterans will report July 27 and the first full squad scrimmage will be July 28. The Vikings will announce the full camp schedule in early June.

The Vikings will hold training camp at their new facility this year after having it in Mankato for 52 seasons. Fans in Mankato did not require tickets and no limit was set at capacity per day.

Minnesota’s preseason opens Aug. 11 at Denver. Training camp is expected to be open to the public through the second preseason game, which is on Aug. 18 against Jacksonville at U.S. Bank Stadium.

There again will be a night scrimmage at camp. The Vikings will continue to have daily autograph sessions with players by position groups. A fee will be charged for parking and there will be shuttles but a precise plan for that is not yet in place.

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