As everyone knows by now, the Metrodome roof collapsed last week meaning the status of the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings Monday Night Football game is in question. The game was originally scheduled to be played at the Metrodome but with Minnesota officials worried it won't be ready in time, other options are being examined.
One of those options is TCF Stadium at the University of Minnesota. Darren Wolfson of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis writes via Twitter that we're expecting word of its availability by Tuesday evening, if not sooner.
"The snow removal continuing right now at TCF Stadium. Thought we would have word by noon... should know by tonight where the game will be."
It's not as easy as just flipping on the lights and opening the stadium. A release from the University of Minnesota hours after the Metrodome roof collapse suggests they could be a future venue for the Vikings.
"Following the Golden Gophers last home game against Iowa, TCF Bank Stadium was winterized for the season and is not now immediately operational for football games. Enabling the Vikings to play at our stadium presents substantial logistical and operational challenges on such short notice. We'll continue to explore all feasible options to make it possible to accommodate the Vikings on campus to complete their season in the Twin Cities, should that be necessary."
So we wait to hear more answers which are expected Tuesday evening.