Tonight’s Minnesota Vikings “home” game has been moved to Ford Field in Detroit. Next Monday’s Vikings home game is still searching for a home.
The Star-Tribune reports that the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission is optimistic the Metrodome roof could be repaired in time for the home game against the Bears a week from tonight. But the Vikings are also exploring the possibility of playing at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
As I wrote in today’s Wall Street Journal, the Vikings have joined the 1989 San Francisco 49ers, 2003 San Diego Chargers and 2005 New Orleans Saints in a very small group of teams to have a home game moved to another stadium. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his team will be fine no matter where it has to play.
“Our guys are resilient, they are professionals, this is what we do for a living, and they’ll adjust,” Frazier said. “We talk all the time about being able to handle adversity, and they’ll handle this.”
They just don’t know where they’ll be handling the Bears next week.