Vikings Jumpstart England Fun

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We will find out the date the Minnesota Vikings will play a game overseas at some point this offseason. For now, the franchise is embracing their trip back to London by getting involved with their hosts.

Vikings Jumpstart England Fun

I don’t know much about soccer, but I know that when it comes to English football, Tottenham Hotspur is nearly as good as it gets. The Minnesota Vikings will travel to London this season and host a game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On Thursday, former star defender Ledley King made his way to the Vikings practice facility and exchanged jerseys with fullback C.J. Ham.

It could be seen as unfortunate that Minnesota will host one less home game at U.S. Bank Stadium this season, but the trip to London should be an exciting one. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium boasts a capacity of nearly 63,000, and that makes it the third-largest football stadium in London.

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The London NFL games always see strong attendance, with American fans traveling in droves and plenty of local excitement from Londoners themselves. Minnesota has played in London on three separate occasions. They have already played a game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Minnesota is 3-0 when going across the pond.

The NFL makes a big deal about its yearly schedule release, but it builds anticipation among fans by not revealing the opponents alongside the actual dates that the games will take place. Planning for London is still a part of the puzzle for fans wanting to take in the game in person, and waiting for a date to be given is a must.

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Of course, the Vikings could also show off a new rookie quarterback when they make the trip. Sam Darnold is the presumed starter out of the gate, but it remains to be seen how he will fare or what his leash will look like. Right now, owning the 11th and 23rd overall picks for the upcoming draft, Minnesota has the capital to move up even further should they choose a specific prospect they will covet.

Kevin O’Connell will be looking to keep his team’s record perfect when they come out of the tunnel at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Vikings fans can hope to continue seeing dominance when making the overseas flight.

Ted Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. He’s active on Twitter and writes weekly for Twins Daily. As a former college athlete and avid sports fan, covering our pro teams with a passion has always seemed like such a natural outlet.