The Minnesota Vikings have released a statement this afternoon which seems to indicate that they are leaning toward playing the Bears/Vikings game next Monday, Dec. 20, at the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, TCF Bank Stadium. However, they do leave open the possibility that the Metrodome will be ready:
The Minnesota Vikings are working diligently with the University of Minnesota and the NFL on preparing TCF Bank Stadium in the event that Mall of America Field at the Metrodome will not be ready for Monday night’s Vikings-Bears game. Their cooperation has been tremendous.
The Vikings are committed to ensuring a home game in Minnesota for our fans. We will continue to update fans and media as the process moves forward, but at this time no further information is available.
So, it would seem the location will be either the Metrodome or TCF Bank Stadium — not Detroit; the Vikings, having already lost one home game, don’t want to lose another. We’ll continue to update this StoryStream™; there may be an official announcement this evening.