The Minnesota Vikings play in professional American football leagues. They are a member of the National Football League’s National Football Conference North division. The team was established in 1960 as an expansion squad and began playing in the following year.
From 1961 through 1981, the team’s home games were played at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington’s suburb. From 1961 to 1965, the Vikings’ summer training camp was held at Bemidji State University. In 1966, the squad moved its training location to Minnesota State University in Mankato. One of the NFL’s oldest training camp programs, the team’s golden period history includes the training camp at Minnesota State. The Vikings’ home field was the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis from 1982 until 2013.
The Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 14-13 in their final game at the Metrodome on December 29, 2013. The Vikings missed the playoffs in 2021 for the second straight year after losing 37-10 to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. In Week 18, the club defeated the Chicago Bears 31-17 to conclude the season 8-9. Both general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer were fired by the team in January 2022.
The Vikings appointed Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new general manager on January 26, 2022. He formerly held the positions of director of research and development for the San Francisco 49ers and vice president of football operations for the Cleveland Browns.
Who is the greatest Minnesota Viking of all-time?
Fran Tarkenton has been named the greatest Minnesota Viking of all-time. He played as a quarterback for the Vikings.