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Vikings hint that TCF Bank Stadium may not be able to host game

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With the Metrodome ruled out for Monday, TCF Bank Stadium officially looks to be questionable.

In a carefully-crafted statement, the Vikings have made it clear that the regular-season home finale against the Bears may not be played in the team’s current home state.

“NFL officials are touring TCF Bank Stadium to ensure its safety for our fans and its ability to meet the primary technical requirements for an NFL game,” the statement reads.  “Ultimately the decision to relocate a game is the league’s in consultation with the two teams.  The NFL supports the plan to play Monday night’s game at TCF Bank Stadium but is currently ensuring viability of this plan.”

In other words, “Don’t assume the game will be played at TCF Bank Stadium.  And if it’s not, don’t blame it on us.”

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20 Responses to “Vikings hint that TCF Bank Stadium may not be able to host game”
  1. rdrdrs58 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:12 PM

    has anyone heard if the fans are being refunded their money for last weeks game and this weeks game? I would assume that they would, or at least give them the option to swap the ticket with a future event, or roll the cost over to next years payments for the season ticket holders…

  2. rockinron2 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:13 PM

    Just play the game in Chicago. The Bears fans will come out and fill up the stadium. Much better than having to drive to Minnesota.

  3. jpryan06 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:13 PM

    John Clayton just said that it was about 50/50 that the game would be in Indy at Lucas Oil Stadium…

  4. hobartbaker says: Dec 15, 2010 5:13 PM

    TCF…You can’t Bank on it.

  5. kimcon22000 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:15 PM

    Does it matter?
    The Vikes should just concede the game.
    I know, let Favre start his streak over !

  6. tramonisland says: Dec 15, 2010 5:16 PM

    move it to lambeau since everyone in green bay will be rooting for the bears to lose. also it would be quite fitting for favre to play his final “home” game in green bay dressed in purple.

  7. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 15, 2010 5:16 PM

    Well if it’s not then they should play it in the superdome, I mean they’ve had experience with domes being destroyed.

  8. jbl429 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:18 PM

    With the Metrodome ruled out for Monday, TCF Bank Stadium officially looks to be questionable.

    Never heard stadiums referred to in injury-list style.

  9. thewardenbb says: Dec 15, 2010 5:20 PM

    I love going to games in the snow. You can connect with the players on that level, plus this is only gonna happen once. How many times can the vikings fans say they saw there vikes at a home game in the snow.

  10. all4patriots says: Dec 15, 2010 5:27 PM

    The dome deflating has to be due to the Patriots and spygate, somehow. Isn’t that the cause of everything?

  11. nosaintsfan79 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:29 PM

    Let them play in the Alamodome in San Antonio

  12. jaggedmark says: Dec 15, 2010 5:30 PM

    Ford Field……..AGAIN!!!

  13. db105 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:35 PM

    LA Coliseum? Free small sample of LA market.

  14. vikesfan1481 says: Dec 15, 2010 5:40 PM

    The TCF Bank stadium has been approved by the NFL and will be the site of the game. It was just announced in the Twin Cities.

  15. andyprough says: Dec 15, 2010 5:42 PM

    LA Coliseum

    House hunting tours available after the game for all Viking players, coaches and staff that are under contract for next season

  16. paisajoke says: Dec 15, 2010 5:43 PM

    With 4-6 inches of snow expected tonight there is no way the game will be played at the bank. Indy here we come.

  17. purp1eone says: Dec 15, 2010 5:48 PM

    U official confident game will be played on campus

    The University of Minnesota official overseeing the move of Monday’s Vikings-Bears game to TCF Bank Stadium expressed confidence Wednesday that it will happen.

    “I would say there will be a game here Monday night,” said Scott Ellision, the university’s associate athletic director.

    Ellison said “the NFL is on board” with the condition of the field, which is still frozen and blanketed by snow.

    The same weekend snowstorm severely damaged the roof of the Metrdome, the Vikings’ regular home.

    About 150 workers were at the university stadium Wednesday clearing snow, most from temporary agencies, Ellison said.

    All who work on site preparation will be paid, he said. The Vikings will cover the expenses.

    Once snow is removed, a tarp will be placed on the field and heaters will be put underneath it to melt ice and thaw the ground.

    Three chutes were placed in the stands, and workers piled snow onto them. The snow slid to field level and was placed on trucks.

    As of late Wednesday afternoon, 17 sections of the stadium had been cleared and 26 truckloads of snow had been taken away, Ellison said.

    He also said that there had been talks with the Vikings about adding temporary seats in the west end zone of the stadium, which seats about 50,000, or 13,000 fewer than the Metrodome.

  18. cliverush says: Dec 15, 2010 5:50 PM

    The Vikings need an owner with real money and not one with his hand out.

  19. rcunningham says: Dec 15, 2010 5:57 PM

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    andyprough says: Dec 15, 2010 5:42 PM

    LA Coliseum

    House hunting tours available after the game for all Viking players, coaches and staff that are under contract for next season

    Too bad the LA Coliseum is a bigger toilet than the Metrodome. There’s a reason why two teams moved out of there 15 years ago.

  20. sdchargers25 says: Dec 15, 2010 6:18 PM

    Just let them play in Los Angeles so they can get get a preview for next season

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