Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the National Football Conference (NFC) North division.[7] Founded in 1960 as an expansion team, the team began play the following year. They are named after the Vikings of medieval Scandinavia, reflecting the prominent Scandinavian American culture of Minnesota.[8] The team plays its home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in the Downtown East section of Minneapolis.

Minnesota Vikings
Current season
Established January 28, 1960; 63 years ago (January 28, 1960)[1]
First season: 1961
Play in U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Headquartered at TCO Performance Center
Eagan, Minnesota[2]
Minnesota Vikings logo
Minnesota Vikings wordmark
LogoWordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1961present)

Current uniform
Team colorsPurple, gold, white[3][4]
     
Fight songSkol, Vikings
MascotViktor the Viking[5]
Personnel
Owner(s)Zygi, Leonard and Mark Wilf[6]
ChairmanZygi Wilf
PresidentMark Wilf
General managerKwesi Adofo-Mensah
Head coachKevin O'Connell
Team history
  • Minnesota Vikings (1961present)
Team nicknames
Championships
League championships (0[lower-alpha 1])
Conference championships (4)
Division championships (21)
Playoff appearances (31)
Home fields

The Vikings have an all-time overall record of 524–451–11,[lower-alpha 2] the highest regular season and combined winning percentage among NFL franchises who have not won a Super Bowl, in addition the most playoff runs, division titles, and (tied with the Buffalo Bills) Super Bowl appearances.[9][10] They also have the most conference championship appearances of non-winning Super Bowl teams, with them being one of three (along with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams) to appear in a conference championship every decade since the 1970s.


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