It's official. The Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Monday Night Football game at TCF Bank Stadium will be more like a high school game. No, no, we're not talking about the talent on the field (though you could argue the Vikings looked like a high school team at times).
There are two important differences between this game and a normal NFL game -- other than the fact that it's not, you know, being played at a college football stadium.
First, there won't be alcohol served at the game. That will likely make tailgating a little livelier as folks try to get their fill before the game because they won't be getting any alcohol inside. Surely no one will sneak any inside....
Second, this is a first-come, first-serve seating event. Indeed, if you're not there early, your ticket doesn't matter. Here's the relevant portion of the Vikings press release:
This is a first-come, first-served event. The Vikings anticipate this game to be well-attended and having a valid ticket does not guarantee admittance into TCF Bank Stadium. In the event that some ticket holders are turned away on game night due to capacity, only the original ticket account owners will receive a full refund.
Which means plenty of folks will be getting into the stadium and sprinting to their seats. Sprinting in a stadium filled with....
Yeah...this will turn out well.