The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team that competes professionally. They are a part of the National Football Conference North division in the National Football League. The club was founded in 1960 as an expansion squad, and the following year it started participating.
The team’s home games were held at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington’s suburb from 1961 to 1981. Bemidji State University hosted the Vikings’ summer training camp from 1961 to 1965. The squad relocated their training facility to Minnesota State University in Mankato in 1966. The team’s golden era history includes the training camp at Minnesota State, one of the NFL’s longest-running training camp programs.
From 1982 through 2013, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis served as the Vikings’ home field. On December 29, 2013, the Vikings’ final game at the Metrodome ended with a 14-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. After losing 37-10 to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, the Vikings missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season in 2021.
The team defeated the Chicago Bears 31-17 in Week 18 to finish the campaign 8-9. In January 2022, the team fired both general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer. On January 26, 2022, the Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah to be their next general manager. He was formerly the Cleveland Browns’ vice president of football operations and the San Francisco 49ers’ director of research and development.
Has Minnesota Vikings won a Super Bowl?
The Vikings have been to the Super Bowl four times but are yet to win any