Just hours after the Vikings voiced concern that their Monday Night Football game wasn’t guaranteed to be played at the University of Minnesota, TCF Bank Stadium officials and the NFL expressed renewed confidence they could play the game in Minnesota.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a press conference Wednesday that he’s “confident” the game will be played in Minnesota. (He also noted he had already planned to be at the game.) NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said “the plan” was to be at TCF Bank Stadium.
TCF Bank Stadium officials were even more optimistic late Wednesday.
“The NFL is on board,” said university official Scott Ellison via 1500ESPN.com. “They have a couple gentlemen here today meeting with us and making sure we’re making good progress, which we are, and they haven’t expressed any concerns about what we’re doing.”
Basically, it’s going to be outdoors in Minnesota unless something goes very wrong. (Oh by the way: more snow is expected Thursday.)