The Chicago Bears will travel to Minneapolis tonight to play the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The game will be played outdoors, since the Metrodome collapsed last weekend due to snow.
There have been several stories about the playing surface and the stadium’s readiness to host a NFL football game on such short notice. The amenities inside the stadium may pose a problem, but the logistics outside the stadium may cause even more headaches.
I called up Tim Nelson, a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. Tim talked to me about the area surrounding the stadium and some of the other issues Minneapolis media have been talking about all week, leading up to this historic football game.