Minnesota Vikings staff and players will be reporting to training camp this Thursday in Mankato -- with practice set to begin on Friday at Minnesota State University; leading up to their first preseason game on August 12th at Cincinnati.

The Vikings finished last season with a 11-5 record and the NFC North Championship -- only to be knocked from the playoffs by the Seattle Seahawks if the first round. Hopes run high for the 2016 season.

The Vikings open the regular season on September 11th at Tennessee. The Vikes will play their first regular season game in the new U.S. Bank Stadium on September 18th hosting the Green bay Packer on NBC's Sunday Night Football.