TCF Bank Stadium Wants You! Bring Your Own Mittens, Shovels Provided

Are you thinking of doing some volunteer work over the holidays? Do you feel like you'd like to 'give something back to the community' ?

Well if you're in the Minneapolis area, and you have time and willingness to serve your fellow man, head down to TCF Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings are asking for volunteers for snow removal. And if you pass any homeless people along the way, why not bring them with? After all, the university has even offered to provide shovels ,if necessary.

And if you think there's no reward for charity, think again.

You can take comfort in knowing that you've saved Zygi Wilf and the Vikings organization a lot of money. TCF Bank Stadium holds 50,000, so they'll only have to refund the cost of 13,000 tickets. If they were holding this game in a venue that was prepared and suited for their purposes, they'd have had to refund all 63,000 tickets sold for this game.

But what of those 50,000 lucky ticketholders who still get to attend? What sort of holiday memories will they be able to recall afterwards?

The concession stands weren't built to withstand temperatures below 30 degrees. There are no beer taps. So expect a lot of flasks of hard alcohol to be smuggled in underneath the layers of clothing everyone will be wearing. I'm sure that will lead to lots of friendly exchanges among the chilled, grumpy patrons of this event who thought they were paying for an experience quite different from the one they'll receive.

And if I were the a member of the NFLPA, or a Chicago Bears team making a playoff run, I'd certainly be curious as to how the frozen playing field will effect player safety.

The Minnesota Vikings are asking for quite a bit from the community, in order to present a sporting event  they still might not be able to pull off.  A sporting event they would have moved, if they weren't being greedy.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.