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Posted at 4:01 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Vikings' move to TCF Bank Stadium is still not official

By Cindy Boren

The Minnesota Vikings are working to prepare the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for the Monday night game against the Chicago Bears, but the decision is not final yet.

The Vikings issued a news release this afternoon:

At this time, 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. Ultimately the decision to re-locate 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.
At the same time, the Vikings and the University of Minnesota are diligently working through all of the issues associated with moving a game such as tickets, parking, and operations. The organization is working to accommodate our fans' questions, and we will continue to inform them on this fluid situation as soon as more information is available.

By Cindy Boren  | December 15, 2010; 4:01 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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Comments

If I were a Vikings fan, I would be delighted at the prospect of a game played outdoors in Minnesota for the first time in 30 years.

What an embarrassment that they cower in that dome while the Packers and Bears play their home games in the elements.

Hopefully this game Monday will be frigid and snowy and awesome in every way, since that's how God intended football to be played this time of year.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 15, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

It's not complicated. Say that they'll refund anyone who doesn't show up (not everyone is thrilled by sitting in a windy stadium with temperature in the -5s with your team 5-8) and everyone else should fit in the stadium just fine.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | December 15, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

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