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Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (CLOO'-wee) is calling the field at TCF Bank Stadium "unplayable." But officials with the team and the University of Minnesota insist it will be safe for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
A University of Minnesota official says the playing field at TCF Bank Stadium is fairly soft despite frigid temperatures and he's confident it will be ready for Monday night's Vikings-Bears game.
A Minnesota Vikings executive said Friday that the team is concerned about the safety of the Metrodome after a winter storm caused the building's roof to collapse, but he didn't rule out the team playing there next season.
A team of engineers and workers undertook a major inspection of damage to the Metrodome's collapsed roof on Tuesday, as its owners faced a decision on whether to push ahead on repairs in an attempt to make the aging stadium usable for the next Minnesota Vikings game in just six days.
The University of Minnesota charges season ticket buyers at TCF Bank Stadium an annual fee of $100 to $500, depending on seat location, said Garry Bowman, a spokesman for the athletics department.
University athletics spokesman Garry Bowman says they're "absolutely ready to go."