- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vikings fans are being asked to help dig out the University of Minnesota campus stadium in time for Monday night’s Vikings game with the Chicago Bears.

Workers are scrambling to remove snow from bleachers, concourses and the field at TCF Bank Stadium. The university will host the NFL game because the snow-damaged Metrodome roof won’t be fixed in time.

The problem is that snow is piled up at the stadium in five-foot drifts in some areas.

The university says it will take shoveling volunteers every day from Thursday through Sunday. The school will even provide the shovels if necessary.

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