Vikings delay decision on training camp at MSU Mankato

NFL lockout puts Mankato State Vikings camp on hold

The lingering labor dispute between players and owners in the National Football League means the Minnesota Vikings still aren’t sure whether they’ll hold training camp this summer at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Officials with the Vikings and with Mankato State said today they’re holding off on that decision for the moment.  Many believe NFL players and owners are close to an agreement that would end the lockout.

For their part the Vikings and Mankato State hope the disagreement will end soon and the camp will go on as planned.

The training camp is worth a lot to Mankato State University.  Not in terms of money necessarily (a spokesperson told me today they pretty much “break even” on the camp), but in terms of publicity.

The camp exposes a lot of people to the MSU name and the MSU campus.