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Vikings Not Coming Back To Ford Field Next Week

On Monday night, the Lions' Ford Field played host to the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. The game was originally supposed to be played at the Metrodome on Sunday, but a big snowstorm tore through Minneapolis and collapsed the roof of the Vikings' stadium. As a result, the decision was made to move the game to Ford Field, an indoor stadium that was ready despite the short notice.

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The Vikings' final home game of the 2010 season is next Monday against the Chicago Bears. Because the team has much more time to plan ahead for this game than they did this past weekend, the decision has been made to move it to the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. The Metrodome will not be repaired in time for the game, so rather than come to Ford Field for the second week in a row, the Vikings will take their home finale outside to the Golden Gophers' stadium.

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Although I'm sure the Vikings and their fans prefer playing in Minneapolis instead of Detroit, the forecast for Monday night's game at TCF Bank Stadium is for temperatures that could head below zero. Add in the wind chill and it is expected to be a very frigid night for Minnesota and Chicago.

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While the Vikings will be staying at home for their final home game, they will be returning to Ford Field on Jan. 2 to play the Lions in the season finale for both teams.