Minnesota Vikings

  • Beginnings of the NFL in Minnesota

    Beginnings of the NFL in Minnesota
    Professional football in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area (the "Twin Cities") began with the Minneapolis Marines/Red Jackets, an NFL team that played intermittently in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Marines

    Minneapolis Marines joined the NFL in 1921
  • Another Franchise

    Another Franchise
    Minneapolis businessmen Bill Boyer, H. P. Skoglund, and Max Winter were awarded a franchise in the new American Football League (AFL).
  • Disbanded AFL membership

    Disbanded AFL  membership
    the ownership group, along with Bernie Ridder forfeited its AFL membership
  • Almost There

    Almost There
    awarded the National Football League's 14th franchise with play to begin in 1961
  • Now a Team

    Now a Team
    Vikings joined the National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team in 1960