The powers that be in the Vikings training camp have scrapped their decision to charge the public for admission to all the team’s practices. Had they not scrapped the plans, the Vikings would have been the only team that charged an admission fee to all of its practices.
New Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has agreed to cover the cost of tickets, according to an agreement announced today by the company that manages camp. Wilf will make up the revenue shortfall with Greater Mankato Training Camp, LLC, and also cover the cost for interactive games in the Vikings Village area.
According to the article, the NFL bans scouts from attending practices/events unless the public must pay an admission fee to attend those practices. Had the original plan been in effect, that would have made the Vikings the only team in the NFL that charged admission to all its practices. – and it would have been the only team required to allow scouts in to all of its practices. Whoops!