Posted at: 07/23/2013 5:31 PM

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Minnesota Vikings Training Camp to Stay in Mankato

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota State University - Mankato announced Tuesday an agreement to keep training camp at the University through the 2015 football season.

That year will mark the 50th consecutive year the Vikings have held training camp in Mankato. It is an annual event that draws fans from across the state.

Players will arrive for training camp this year on Thursday. Practice starts Friday.

There are a number of events including a family football day and autograph sessions with the players. If you'd like more information go to http://www.vikings.com/schedule/training-camp/index.html