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Vikings working to get TCF Bank Stadium ready for Monday

Winter Storm Metrodome Collapse

Well, if Brett Favre can’t play in the Metrodome, perhaps no one can play in the Metrodome.

After Monday night’s Favre-free fest was moved to Ford Field, the Vikings have announced that preparations are being made to play at the University of Minnesota’s open-air venue in the event that the Metrodome isn’t ready.

“The Minnesota Vikings are working diligently with the University of Minnesota and the NFL on preparing TCF Bank Stadium in the event that Mall of America Field at the Metrodome will not be ready for Monday night’s Vikings-Bears game.  Their cooperation has been tremendous,” the team said in a statement.

“The Vikings are committed to ensuring a home game in Minnesota for our fans. We will continue to update fans and media as the process moves forward, but at this time no further information is available.”

We suggested earlier today that, rather than select one place or the other now and hope to get it ready by Monday, preparations should be made to get both stadiums ready.

TCF Bank Stadium holds only 50,805; thus, some of the ticket holders will be left holding the bag.

After the season, this episode should prompt the general public in Minnesota to do all they can to get a new stadium, with a reliable roof, constructed as soon as possible.

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34 Responses to “Vikings working to get TCF Bank Stadium ready for Monday”
  1. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 14, 2010 5:07 PM

    “After the season, this episode should prompt the general public in Minnesota to do all they can to get a new stadium, with a reliable roof, constructed as soon as possible.”

    OR it will get the Vikings out of Minny and to a place that doesn’t need a dome…like CA

  2. kotcha23 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM

    Put a good product on the field first and it might convince the tax payers in the area to chip in for yet another new stadium…

  3. sdchargers25 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:16 PM

    just move the Vikings to LA. . . .

  4. johnnyb612 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:21 PM

    If they didn’t get one last year, they never will.

  5. haleyistheman00 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:21 PM

    HELLOOOOOOO L.A. the. Vikes are coming.

  6. packattack1967 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:22 PM

    No alcohol sales allowed. Oh The Humanity!

  7. cowboyerik says: Dec 14, 2010 5:22 PM

    I hope not, I want to see the city/state lose their team; the team sucks, the state is broke, people don’t want to pay for it

  8. didiwags says: Dec 14, 2010 5:23 PM

    MN needs to approve a dang stadium!! I am sick and tired of off teams getting them in MN and not the Vikes!!! Like really??!! did the stupid Gophers need there own stadium?? Two words HELL NO!!!!

  9. lionsfan20 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:29 PM

    There was a good product on the field last year, why didn’t they get their stadium then (when they wanted one, but didn’t get it).

  10. drbob117 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:30 PM

    I’ve read that TCF stadium has the capability of being expanded to as many as 80,000 seats even though it has 50,000 now. Maybe they should play there permanently. Good old outdoor football, the way it was meant to be played by real men like Foreman, Tarkenton, Tinglehoff, Marshall in the days when they [played in Bloomington. None of this dome stuff. It’ll be cool ( real cool) to watch the Bears and Vikings go at it next Monday night in sub zero weather

  11. NoHomeTeam says: Dec 14, 2010 5:32 PM

    “After the season, this episode should prompt the general public in Minnesota to do all they can to get a new stadium, with a reliable retractable roof, constructed as soon as possible.”

    Fixed that for ya, Mike

  12. hobartbaker says: Dec 14, 2010 5:32 PM

    If the game ends up on a high school field, Favre will OWN.

  13. keyspirate says: Dec 14, 2010 5:34 PM

    Don’t know where they’re playing, don’t know who the QB will be….. a season to remember. Or try to forget.

  14. vikadontis98rex says: Dec 14, 2010 5:41 PM

    kotcha23 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM
    “Put a good product on the field first and it might convince the tax payers in the area to chip in for yet another new stadium…”
    ———————-

    My god some people have quasi-retarded memory skills. In case you forgot the Vikings won the NFC North the last 2 years and were in the NFC Championship game last year.

    Maybe you might also note that we have been injury prone all year.
    Missing starters:
    QB Brett Favre
    WR Sidney Rice half the season
    WR Percy Harvin multiple games
    LG Steve Hutchinson multiple games
    RG Anthony Herrera multiple games
    DE Ray Edwards
    #2 DB Cedric Griffin (season)
    CB Chris Cook
    S Tyrell Johnson
    WR Bernard Berrian multiple games

  15. richm2256 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:44 PM

    The way this team is going, there won’t be any need for ANY stadium next year. I mean seriously, who the hell is going to play quarterback for this train-wreck of a team?

  16. deelron says: Dec 14, 2010 5:45 PM

    “with a reliable roof”

    You’re kidding right? It’s a single tenet stadium that’s caused a whole one football game to be missed in its entire history. That’s pretty reliable, particularly considering that fixed domed stadiums don’t exactly have a fantastic track record either.

    I’d certainly rather have the Metrodome’s roof then the Kingdome’s.

  17. bordner says: Dec 14, 2010 6:01 PM

    I’d always heard that the reason they put a roof on the Metrodump is so that God didn’t have to watch the Queens play, either.

    Well, I think He sent a message last Saturday – FOOTBALL SHOULD BE PLAYED OUTDOORS!!!

    Who are we not to listen?

  18. giablommi says: Dec 14, 2010 6:02 PM

    “After the season, this episode should prompt the general public in Minnesota to do all they can to get a new stadium, with a retractable roof, constructed as soon as possible.”
    ^^^^^
    Whats the point of spending tens/hundreds of millions of extra dollars so that you can play 2 or 3 games under sunlight a year? In three years, how many times has the roof at Indy’s new stadium been open? What a colossal waste of money.

    Either have an outdoor stadium or have one with a roof. Retractable roofs are useful for baseball and stupid and wasteful for anything else.

  19. pervyharvin says: Dec 14, 2010 6:07 PM

    On a bright note….How about that Lorenzo Booker??? I like him…

  20. realitypolice says: Dec 14, 2010 6:24 PM

    kotcha23 says:
    Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM
    Put a good product on the field first and it might convince the tax payers in the area to chip in for yet another new stadium…
    ======================

    A team’s performance on the field has nothing to do with whether or not they get a new stadium. Stadium construction is a simple business decision. If it makes sense from an economic standpoint to build a new stadium, do it. If not, don’t.

  21. slatetundra07 says: Dec 14, 2010 6:24 PM

    It’s time to join the other purple/yellow team in the west.

  22. The Doctor says: Dec 14, 2010 6:25 PM

    On another bright note, I did like what I saw from Webb. (Strong arm and good pocket presence) I hope that Tavaris and Favre do not touch the field for the final 3 weeks. I would rather lose with Webb than win with Favre or Tavaris.

  23. vikadontis98rex says: Dec 14, 2010 6:28 PM

    Asher Allen looked great in the first half up until his terrible 15 yard penalty that gave the Giants promise.

  24. db105 says: Dec 14, 2010 6:29 PM

    kotcha23 says:
    Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM
    Put a good product on the field first and it might convince the tax payers in the area to chip in for yet another new stadium…

    Did you have a brain injury?

  25. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    I doubt that the limited seating at the University of Minnesota will be an issue. Do they really think that all of the ticket holders will show up wanting to see their losing team?

  26. rick1922 says: Dec 14, 2010 7:07 PM

    Viking fans are wimps they don;t need a new stadium with a dome Green Bay and the Bears never had one.Minn. should never ok a stadium like that let the wimps sit out side or they can watch the Vikings onTV in LA.

  27. chipwade says: Dec 14, 2010 7:16 PM

    The baseball team plays in an outdoor stadium. Shouldn’t the football team?

  28. 8man says: Dec 14, 2010 7:36 PM

    I understand they have a big 50th anniversary celebration planned. The Vikings were the last NFL champs before the merger.

    The season has been a disappointment. Their stadium is in ruins. And now that celebration for this proud franchise and attendance for it is in some doubt. And rumors abound of the team leaving for LA.

    This all following the abrupt and frustrating end in last year’s NFC title game. It really hasn’t gone the way they had hoped. It’s really sad. It really is.

    I feel bad for the fans of the Vikings. But I guess we’ll find out what they are made of. I remember several 1-15 and 2-14 seasons with the Patriots. Hugh Millen anyone? Vikings fans, better days must be ahead….

  29. laxer37 says: Dec 14, 2010 7:47 PM

    After the the Vikings relocate to LA where will they relocate three years later when LA fan loses interest (again)?

  30. pervyharvin says: Dec 14, 2010 7:48 PM

    ilovefoolsball says: Do they really think that all of the ticket holders will show up wanting to see their losing team?
    ======================================
    Are you lost again Couyon Thibedoux? Take a wrong turn in the swamp and end up in a MN story? Listen sugar britches, up here in the educated North we always stand by our teams. Not like you Swamp People who put on the Unknown Comic bags after a bad season….shoo fly

  31. importantpftcomment says: Dec 14, 2010 8:00 PM

    #ilovefoolsball says: Dec 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    I doubt that the limited seating at the University of Minnesota will be an issue. Do they really think that all of the ticket holders will show up wanting to see their losing team?
    ______________

    So in other words, you are a bandwagoneer? You only like a team cause they are winning? Bah Humbug!

  32. cusoman says: Dec 14, 2010 8:05 PM

    ilovefoolsball says: Dec 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    I doubt that the limited seating at the University of Minnesota will be an issue. Do they really think that all of the ticket holders will show up wanting to see their losing team?

    ———————-

    They had a lottery, A LOTTERY – for tickets to see the first Twins games in the new stadium outdoors because so many people wanted to go.

    We’re elemental people up here (waiting for the jokes, bring it) and we really don’t mind watching sports in the elements, really. The first game I went to at Target Field just happened to be the first game it rained at, and people CHEERED when the rain started. We had absolutely no say in what sort of facility was built when the Dome was built, so those of you that are calling Minnesotans pansies for not having a stadium outdoors for football really need to level the hell out.

    The Bank will be filled to the brim because this would be a historic event and people will be knocking down doors to get a seat there, mark my words.

  33. cusoman says: Dec 14, 2010 8:14 PM

    Well it’s official, the game will be played at TCF Bank Stadium. Awesome.

    http://www.startribune.com/local/111867304.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU1yDEmP:QMDCinchO7DU

  34. tommytd says: Dec 14, 2010 8:37 PM

    Move the whole operation to LA and put those poor fans out of their misery! Maybe Childress can drive the bus out there! LOL

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