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    Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    [size=13pt]Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal[/size]


    The Vikings, who completed their 42nd camp in Mankato on Wednesday, will continue to hold an option after each year.

    By Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Vikings are set to continue holding training camp in Mankato through 2011...

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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    Childress said he liked the spartanity, and the camp atmosphere. So I guess he's happy.

    On the other hand I heard guys like Birk and Henderson say they didn't enjoy it, and found it unnecessary, so they might not be so fund of this deal. McKinney however said in his great blogdiary on this site that he didn't mind being there.

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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    Where did they have training camp before Mankato?

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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    It's been in Kato as long as I can remember.

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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    i would do what birk says. he is big
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    haha i just got into a conversation at work with one of my managers about this b4 they extended the deal. he said they would be gone in a year or two from mankato, and of course i disagreed.

    get to rub his face in this one


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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    haha i just got into a conversation at work with one of my managers about this b4 they extended the deal. he said they would be gone in a year or two from mankato, and of course i disagreed.

    get to rub his face in this one
    You got lucky. They were talking about moving it out of Mankato.

    Things must have improved some. I know Zygi paid to upgrade some things.

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    From what I understand, the Gage towers that the players stay in are going to be torn down and rebuilt. They are pretty old and I am sure that Mankato giving the players new accommodations will go a long way towards keeping them there.

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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    From what I understand, the Gage towers that the players stay in are going to be torn down and rebuilt. They are pretty old and I am sure that Mankato giving the players new accommodations will go a long way towards keeping them there.
    From the training camp clip they showed on the NFL channel, the dorms looked shabby.

    New dorms would go a long way to keeping them there.

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    Re: Vikings, MSU Mankato extend camp deal

    The KC Chiefs have suckier dorms than the Vikes.


    It isn't that big of a deal.
    It give the guys something to complain about besides just their aches and pains.

    In Sioux Falls, they could be staying at the airport Holiday Inn or what ever franchise hotel that is next to the Arena.
    Then they could bike on over to Buff-Wild Wings for snacks.
    LOL!
    If only they hadn't signed that deal Mankato.


    Like in McKinnie's blogiary, he says they go out and buy a ton of stuff locally, that is just an added bonus for the community along with all the dollars that the fans spend when they visit Mankato.
    It is good to distribute money around the state rather than have it all stay in the TC area.

    The state reps from Mankato better be voting for the stadium deal.

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