Vikings News: When will Minnesota’s 2020 schedule be released?

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph /

The next biggest Minnesota Vikings news of the current offseason will happen on Thursday evening when the NFL releases the 2020 regular-season schedule.

Since the conclusion of this year’s NFL Draft, there hasn’t been much to talk about when it comes to Minnesota Vikings news. But that will change on Thursday night when the Vikings and every other team around the NFL will find out their schedule for the upcoming 2020 season.

The league will release the entire schedule on NFL Network at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday. However, Minnesota and the 31 other teams will be revealing their squad’s schedule to their fans at 6:30 p.m. CT on all of their social media accounts according to NFL spokesman, Brian McCarthy.

This isn’t something that the NFL has done in the past. Typically, the league uses their annual NFL Network show to debut everyone’s schedule. But that won’t be the case this year as each team will get a chance to come up with their own creative way to deliver the schedule to their fans.

What are the Vikings doing on Thursday to celebrate the release of their schedule? Well, they’re hosting a virtual happy hour, of course.

Beginning at 6 p.m. CT, Minnesota will be live-streaming a show on their official website, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Fans will get the opportunity to react to the team’s schedule release and hear analysis from some of the most notable names in the Vikings media world.

Heading into the release of Minnesota’s schedule there will be a number of things running through everyone’s minds. Who will the Vikings play in Week 1? How many primetime games will they have? Are they playing in any cold-weather matchups in December?

There are rumors that the first four weeks of the 2020 schedule will consist of NFC teams taking on AFC teams since these matchups will have less of an impact on the playoff picture and they could be eliminated if there are delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If this is the case, Minnesota could be opening up the season against one of the four teams from the AFC South (Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, or Tennessee Titans).

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We will just have to wait and see how everything turns out on Thursday night when the Vikings reveal their official schedule for the 2020 regular season.