Vikings fans brave winter weather
Thermal underwear, check. Turtleneck and sweater, check. Wind pants, gloves, absolutely. Insulated boots and hooded jacket — with Vikings logo — done.
With memories of winter games at the old Metropolitan Stadium, Ellen Swanson and tens of thousands of Minnesota Vikings fans bundled up for an unusual and highly anticipated Monday night football game preceded by a driving snowstorm against the rival Bears.
“It’s not even that cold out here,” Swanson said with a laugh outside TCF Bank Stadium a few hours before kickoff on the 29th anniversary of the Vikings’ last outdoor game.
It was about 20 degrees and windy.
“This is football how it should be,” Swanson said.
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Fans line up outside the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium the game between the Vikings and the Chicago Bears on Monday. The game was played at the outdoor stadium because of damage to the Metrodome roof.