Football might actually be closer than we expect. The Minnesota Vikings have announced their 2015 Training Camp schedule in Mankato.

For the 50th year in a row, Vikings camp will take place on the grounds of Minnesota State Mankato. The camp will feature walk-thrus and practices that are open and free to the public.

The Vikings have also announced that the night practice will take place on August 1. The event features a full practice with team introductions and fireworks to follow.

The last practice that will be open to the public will take place on August 13. The team will then go back to the cities before their preseason game against Tampa Bay.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS 2015 TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 25

10:00 am –2:00 pm Check-In

Sunday, July 26

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Monday, July 27

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Tuesday, July 28

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Wednesday, July 29

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Thursday, July 30

Players Day Off

Friday, July 31

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Saturday, August 1

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

7:15 - 9:15 pm (Practice at Blakeslee Stadium)

Sunday, August 2

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Walk-Thru / Practice)

Monday, August 3

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Tuesday, August 4

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

7:15 - 9:15 pm (Practice at Blakeslee Stadium)

Wednesday, August 5

Players Day Off

Thursday, August 6

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Friday, August 7

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 8

Travel to Canton

Sunday, August 9

7:00 pm (CT) Vikings vs. Steelers (Canton, OH)

Monday, August 10

Players Day Off

Tuesday, August 11

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Wednesday, August 12

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Thursday, August 13

10:30 - 11:30 am (Walk-Thru)

2:45 – 5:00 pm (Practice)

Friday, August 14

Break camp – Travel back to Twin Cities

Saturday, August 15

7:30 pm (CT) - Buccaneers @ Vikings

Please Note: All Practice times are approximate and subject to change. All Walk-Thrus are held in Blakeslee Stadium.