Vikings-Bears still on for college stadium

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MINNEAPOLIS - Monday's Vikings-Bears game is still slated to go ahead as planned at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

The Star-Tribune reported Thursday that the game will take place at the Gophers' home field, barring what Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told the paper would be "unforeseen issues."

According to the paper, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said in his news conference that there is still an internal deadline on whether the game can proceed in Minnesota.

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Georgia Dome in Atlanta have been floated as possible venues by multiple sources if events in Minneapolis conspire to prevent the game from being contested there.

On Tuesday, a day after they were forced to play a "home" game against the Giants at Detroit's Ford Field, the Vikings said they were working with the NFL and University of Minnesota on preparing TCF.

The Vikings, committed to giving their fans a true home-game experience against NFC North rival Chicago, said preparation of Minnesota's stadium is "fully underway."

TCF Bank Stadium is located just a couple miles from the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

The Vikings lost 21-3 to New York on Monday in a game that was re-scheduled because the Giants were grounded by a snow storm and re-located when the inflatable roof on the Metrodome collapsed early Sunday.


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