Training camp autograph schedule

In addition to releasing the practice times of training camp, the autograph schedule and list of special events also came out. The Vikings will be instituting a new procedure for autographs from Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen.

Autographs have been streamlined into a group sessions again for 2009. Players and coaches will be available for 20 minutes in the Northland Ford Dealers Autograph Zone (north of the Vikings Village) following practices. Access to the autograph zone will be available 20 minutes prior to the end of practice on a first-come, first-serve basis (times listed below are when the gates open). There is a limit of one item per person and no personal photographs in order to accommodate as many fans seeking autographs. However, fans are able to go through the line a second time if time permits.

New for 2009: With the demand for autographs from Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen, the first 2,000 fans through the gates on Aug. 6 (running backs for Peterson) and Aug. 11 (defensive line for Allen) will receive a scratch-off ticket, with 150 of those tickets having the player's name printed on them, allowing fans with those tickets to get in line for that star player's autograph.
AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE (subject to change with estimated times)

July 31: Linebackers (10:55 a.m.)
August 1: Wide receivers (10:35 a.m.)
August 1: Cheerleaders (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
August 3: Tight ends (10:55 a.m.)
August 4: Defensive backs (10:50 a.m.)
August 5: Offensive line (10:40 a.m.)
August 6: Running backs (10:40 a.m.)
August 7: Quarterbacks (10:40 a.m.)
August 10: Special teams (10:55 a.m.)
August 11: Defensive line (10:55 a.m.)
August 12: Entire team (10:55 a.m.)

(subject to change with estimated times)

July 31: Team introduction, 5 p.m., Blakeslee Stadium
August 7: Fireworks show, 9:30 p.m., Blakeslee Stadium
August 12: Fan Appreciation Day (cheerleaders handing out prizes and autographed merchandise, 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m.)

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