Photos and more from Bears-Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium

Chicago Bears lined up on offense.

Outdoor football was everything I thought it would be, and I have the pictures to prove it.

As I mentioned Tuesday morning on this blog, I had a great time at the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Monday night, which was moved to TCF Bank Stadium after the Metrodome’s roof collapsed.

Ultimately, I think the Vikings will get approval for a new stadium. Seems like some momentum could build after the Metrodome’s problems.

There’s no doubt the Vikings made money on Monday night. They wouldn’t spend $700K to clear the field if they weren’t. But I’m sure they didn’t make nearly as much as they normally do for home games.

And my guess is their new stadium will have a roof or a retractable roof. Doesn’t seem to make much sense to have three new outdoors stadiums in the Twin Cities without building one that’s enclosed.

Anyway, here are a few photos from the game. Captions are beneath each photo.

Players warm up prior to Monday's game.

Robbie Gould kicks off to start the game.Chicago Bears lined up on offense.Was this the final time we'll see Brett Favre on a football field?

Was this the final time we'll see Brett Favre on a football field?

One thought on “Photos and more from Bears-Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium

  1. Actually, Zygi Wilf just said today that he’d like to have an outdoor stadium, no roof whatsoever. Going roofless would make the new stadium cost about $200 less, which I certainly hope would get more approval in the state legislature. But I’m still having my doubts about the bill getting passed this year. Mark Dayton strongly supports a news stadium, but Republicans will be controlling the House and Senate, and they seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that the Metrodome is the worst, least profitable stadium in the NFL, and refuse to acknowledge that the public benefit, both financially and in terms of public satisfaction, would strongly outweigh the cost.

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