Are you ready for some football? Hard to believe, but the Minnesota Vikings play their first preseason game one week from tonight against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

Tomorrow night the Vikings will hold an evening practice followed by a team introduction and fireworks at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato.

Camp will be closed on Sunday, but open to fans on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week -- before closing again on Thursday prior to Friday's preseason game.

The Vikes open the regular season on September 7th in St. Louis.  Skol!