The Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota have reached preliminary agreement on the Vikings’ use of TCF Bank Stadium during construction of a new Vikings stadium.
Only a state Senate vote stands between the franchise and the $975 million stadium the Vikings would move into ahead of the 2016 season.
Seven months after the Metrodome’s ceiling collapsed in a snowstorm, forcing the Vikings to play their final two home games last season elsewhere, the new roof has been raised in plenty of time for the first preseason game.
Officials in a Twin Cities suburb said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to lure the NFL team away from their longtime home in Minneapolis with a retractable-roof stadium built on a Superfund site.
Minneapolis wants to keep the Vikings, and they want to keep them in downtown Minneapolis. In order to ensure that that happens, officials are proposing an offer to pay more than 20% of the cost of a new stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met privately with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium, and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two.
The Metrodome’s roof collapsed under the weight of a snow storm just over a week before the Chicago Bears were scheduled to play there on Monday night. Since then it’s been clear that the Vikings need a new stadium.
The collapse of the Metrodome’s roof a week before the Chicago Bears were set to play the Minnesota Vikings became an instant YouTube classic. Now it appears the Metrodome will need an entire new roof.
All the talk this week from the Bears’ players about the change of venue for the Bears-Vikings Monday night game, has been negative. But history tells us that it could still be better than the alternative.
There’s a saying in the NFL, that on any given Sunday, any team can win the game. While the Vikings and Bears might be having two different seasons, either team could win tonight.
The Chicago Bears are hoping to play better in the frigid weather against the Vikings than they did against the Patriots. The Bears defense know they need to get turnovers and haven’t been able to accomplish this in two weeks. They also know they could face QB Joe Webb and have been preparing to stop Adrian Peterson.
A University of Minnesota official says the playing field at TCF Bank Stadium is fairly soft despite frigid temperatures and he’s confident it will be ready for Monday night’s Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings game.
With the uncertainty of where the Bears-Vikings game will be played put to rest, the focus now turns to the conditions at TCF Bank Stadium.
There has been plenty of back-and-forth and speculation as to the location of the Bears-Vikings Monday night football game
So far this week, there has been plenty of discussion about where the Bears-Vikings game will be played. And it seems as if that discussion hasn’t reached Halas Hall.
Minneapolis received 17 inches of snow over the weekend. As Minneapolis residents shoveled out their sidewalks, car and driveways, the Metrodome’s roof was collapsing.
The Minnesota Vikings have had a rough season. While their hopes for the playoffs were slim before last week’s game, the Vikings are know looked at in a much different way.
Vikings fans are being asked to help dig out the University of Minnesota campus stadium in time for Monday night’s Vikings game with the Chicago Bears.
The Bears-Vikings game will already have multiple storylines before the game even begins. And one of those revolves around the health of Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre.
The owner of the Metrodome says repairs to its snow-damaged roof won’t be ready in time for the Vikings home game next Monday night against the Bears.
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