Training Camp Schedule 2004

Intra-squad scrimmages, practices with the Kansas City Chiefs and other festivities highlight the Vikings' 2004 training camp schedule.

2004 Training Camp Schedule

The following is a schedule for the Vikings' 40th consecutive training camp at the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. All regular practices are free and open to the public. Tickets are on sale for those events requiring tickets, but regular practices are free.
Date Morning Session Afternoon Session

Friday, July 30

Opening Ceremony, 5:00-11:00 p.m. Mike Tice, Red McCombs, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, music, fireworks. Blakeslee Field. Ceremony starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 31

Team practices 8:45.-11 a.m. (shorts) and 2:30-4:15 p.m (shorts).. Celebrating Purple Pride dinner, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Entertainment and live auction at Snell Motors for $125 per adult, or $200 to add pre-reception, hors d' oeuvres and beverages at Midwest Wireless. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets available through the Midwest Wireless Civic Center by calling 507-389-3001 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Sunday, Aug. 1

8:45-11:10 a.m. (shells) 3:30-4:30 p.m. (special teams, shells)

Monday, Aug. 2

8:45-11:20 a.m. (pads) 4:00-5:45 p.m. (shells)

Tuesday, Aug. 3

8:45-11:20 a.m. (pads) 3:30-4:30 p.m. (special teams, shells)

Wednesday, Aug. 4

8:45-11:20 a.m. (pads) 4:00-5:45 p.m. (shells)

Thursday, Aug. 5

8:45-11:20 a.m. (pads) 3:30-4:30 p.m. (special teams, shells)

Friday, Aug. 6

Practices with Kansas City Chiefs, 10:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 6:30-9:05 p.m.. Tickets available for $20 per person, $13 for age 6 and under, through the Midwest Wireless Civic Center by calling 507-389-3001 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Coaches Clinic with Mike Tice. 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (tentative). Tickets to be determined.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Practices with Kansas City Chiefs, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (teams practice separately) and 1:30-3:50 p.m. (pads with Chiefs). Tickets available for $20 per person, $13 for age 6 and under, through the Midwest Wireless Civic Center by calling 507-389-3001 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Leo Lewis Sports Foundation 5k run/walk. Details to be determined.

Sunday, Aug. 8

Players day off.

Monday, Aug. 9

10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. (pads) 4:30-5:30 p.m. (special teams, shells)

Tuesday, Aug. 10

Morning practice, 9:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. (pads). Intra-squad passing scrimmage, 7:30-9 p.m. Preferred seating at $20 or general admission at $8 (age 6 and under) and $12 at Blakeslee Field. Access to Vikings Village, entertainment, scrimmage and autograph session following the scrimmage. Tickets available through the Midwest Wireless Civic Center by calling 507-389-3001 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

10:30 a.m.-noon (shells) 4:00-5:00 p.m. (special teams, shells)

Thursday, Aug. 12

8:45-11:20 a.m. (shells) 4:30-6:30 p.m. (shorts)

Friday, Aug. 13

10:30-11:30 a.m. (shorts) No practice

Saturday, Aug. 14

Preseason opener vs. Arizona Cardinals. 7 p.m. at Metrodome.

Sunday, Aug. 15

Players day off.

Monday, Aug. 16

9:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. (pads) 4:30-5:30 p.m. (special teams, shells)

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Morning practice, 9:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. (pads) Intra-squad passing scrimmage, 7:30-9 p.m. Preferred seating at $20 or general admission at $8 (age 6 and under) and $12 at Blakeslee Field. Access to Vikings Village, entertainment, scrimmage and autograph session following the scrimmage. Tickets available through the Midwest Wireless Civic Center by calling 507-389-3001 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

10:30 a.m.-noon (shells) 4:00-5:00 p.m. (shorts)

Thursday, Aug. 19

Camp closes.
Training camp times and dates are always subject to change.

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