The Minnesota Vikings will return to Mankato for the 2013 training camp in late July. The players are scheduled to report to MSU on Thursday, July 25th, with the first team practice the next day. There will be an evening practice at Blakeslee Stadium followed by fireworks on Saturday August 3rd. The Vikings will then break camp on Thursday, August 15th. The 3-week stay brings 50,000 people to the town, and has a $5-million economic impact on the Greater Mankato area.