After a few days of uncertainty, the NFL has made it official. We think.
In a press release issued within the past hour, the NFL declared that the Vikings “will host” the Bears at TCF Bank Stadium, the relatively new home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Not may or might, nor could or should.
The game will be played on the 29th anniversary of the last outdoor NFL game played in Minnesota. The Metrodome isn’t available because in the most recent game played there, the final score was Snow 1, Roof 0.
Here’s hoping that the experience is good enough to prompt the powers-that-be to ponder building an open-air stadium, not another dome, in the Twin Cities.