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Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:09 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2010 8:40 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The speculation is over. The Vikings will play the Bears at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium on Monday.

This news comes courtesy of 1500 ESPN’s Cory Roufs, who tweets that an engineers confirms the Metrodome won’t be ready for next Monday’s game. Like Andy wrote earlier, that means the University of Minnesota will be the place to be.

Which means that fans who are planning to go should bundle up, because it’s going to be rather chilly outside (hey, this is what happens when you live in Minnesota during the winter months).

And just because we want to show it again, here’s the reason why the Metrodome can’t host the game. You know, in case you forgot.



UPDATED (8:38 p.m.): Statement from the Vikings:

We are committed to playing Monday night's game in Minnesota in front of our fans. With Mall of America Field at the Metrodome now unavailable, we have turned our full attention to the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. We have been in close contact with the University and the NFL office since last weekend. Preparation of the stadium is fully underway and University officials have told us they will make every reasonable effort to ensure the stadium will be ready for Monday night. The league office is assisting our staff and the University to ensure the stadium is safe for our fans and meets the primary technical requirements for an NFL game. We appreciate the tremendous cooperation of the University of Minnesota and look forward to completing preparations for the game and turning this into a memorable experience for the State of Minnesota and Vikings fans.

More information will follow for those who hold tickets to the Vikings-Bears game.

So, uh, what happens if that "reasonable effort" isn't good enough?

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Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 11:15 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

Don't worry folks, there will be beer there.  This seems to be a big part of the discussion, and the NFL throws around a lot of $ that the Uof M will be more than happy to accomedate.  I hope they work a deal to play there next year, and gut, and rebuild the dome.  Just a thought!



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 11:14 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

"By law, alcohol can't be served in the stadium, but there lots of bars and restaurants in stadium village and dinkytown. "

Is the stadium located on U of Minn campus?  If not, I don't think what you said is true.  Alcohol cannot be served at collegiate athletic events, but as for the stadium not being allowed to serve alcohol...not sure that's correct.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 11:00 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

Ah the old days of the frozen tundra! As far as alcohol is concerned; I'll bet many of the fans will already be pretty cooked before they walk into the stadium (hint: look for the morons who go topless during the game). Also there are many ingenious Minnesotan's that will find ways to smuggle the stuff in. It will be fun to watch and, I dare say, probably more entertaining than the game itself.



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:28 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

By law, alcohol can't be served in the stadium, but there lots of bars and restaurants in stadium village and dinkytown.




Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:24 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

.....or Mary Richards and her hat toss in downtown Minneapolis.

This is Ted Baxter reporting........Tongue out



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:10 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

...and weather has never stopped football.

pretty much ever.



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:08 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

Call in the beer taps!





Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:00 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

probably not



Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:00 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

probably not



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:59 pm
 

Vikings-Bears will be at TCF Bank Stadium

Will they serve beer there?  That is the big Question.


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