Photos: Mankato says goodbye to the Vikings

Fans clamor for autographs as veterans reported to training camp.
Fans clamor for autographs outside of Julia Sears Hall on the Minnesota State University campus in Mankato as veterans reported to training camp on July 26.
Jackson Forderer | Mankato Free Press

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings packed up lockers, dorm rooms and training camp supplies and headed out of Mankato for the last time.

Next summer, the team will train at their new facility, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, in Eagan, which is scheduled to be completed in the spring.

The Vikings thanked Mankato for 52 years of hosting the camp by bringing in former head coach Bud Grant and team officials for a goodbye ceremony Monday night.

Jackson Forderer of the Mankato Free Press was there for camp, as fans and players alike upheld annual traditions for one last time.

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