It’s far from a done deal that the Vikings and Bears will be playing Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium. Here’s the statement the team just released about the on-going effort to get the outdoor facility certified by the NFL:
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.
The big issue right now seems to be snow removal. To expedite the snow-clearing process, the Vikings are asking volunteers to come and help shovel. Volunteer shovelers are also being given the opportunity to try out for quarterback.
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