If the Minnesota Vikings' current home, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, isn't ready for NFL action when the Vikings need it to be ready, they officially have somewhere that they can call home, thanks to the University of Minnesota.â†µ
According to Grandpa Sports, the University of Minnesota has let it be known that they would be willing to work out an arrangement with the Vikings to play at TCF Bank Stadium should the circumstances warrant it.â†µ
"I'm not the one who would make that decision," Maturi said. "But I think President [Robert] Bruininks and the Board of Regents has always said that we are willing to be a team player to assist in a manner that's appropriate to assist.â†µ
"But I think if indeed they can't play [at the Metrodome] and TCF Bank Stadium would be the only option for them, I'm pretty confident if necessary we could find a way for that to be done temporarily."â†µ
There would be a couple of issues that would need to be overcome if this were to happen, most notably the fact that TCF Bank Stadium holds 53,000 fans while the Metrodome holds close to 64,000. That and the minor issue of alcohol not being sold at TCF Bank Stadium.â†µ
It certainly beats the alternatives. . .you know, like Los Angeles or something. Of course, if the legislature doesn't get things in gear here shortly, that option will be looking more and more attractive to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.