KEYC - Vikings' Eagan Facility Plans Approval Makes Local Impact

Vikings' Eagan Facility Plans Approval Makes Local Impact

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MANKATO, Minn. -

The Eagan City Council unanimously approved plans to build a new headquarters, and training facility for the Minnesota Vikings.

The council approved team development on nearly 200 acres of land that includes housing, retail, office space, a hotel and public green space.

The Team's vice president said March 2018 is the target date when the Vikings will move from Winter Park facility in Eden Prairie to the new Eagan headquarters.

This new facility opens the door of the Vikings leaving Mankato for training camp but a local community leader said he's focused on now.

"We're not really dwelling on it," Chris Willaert, Visit Mankato, said. 

"We're looking at it and going to we have Vikings Training Camp coming up in a few weeks here. We're doing everything we can to make this year, the 51st year, the best one it's ever been. That's what we're working on every year. We're just going to improve on it. Let's keep giving them reasons that they want to come back."

Players will report to camp in Mankato on Thursday, July 28. The first team practice is July 29.

-- KEYC News 12