Sunday, December 26, 2010

Zygi Wilf Wants 2011 Vikings Outside...?

((HT: ESPN, Mortensen))

Sources tell Mortemer Spice that the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission is kicking the tires on the idea of playing the 2011 season outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.

The decision should come in late January or early February. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf will make a decision consulting with the league office on whether to play the 2011 season at the Metrodome or TCF Bank Stadium.

The Monday night game was the Vikings' first outdoor home game since moving into the Metrodome for the 1982 season.

Here's what it looked like playing outdoors in 1980...
((HT: NFL/NBC/Youtube))

Last week, Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, said it's still not clear how long total repairs would take, including whether it would involve replacing just pieces of the roof, or replacing it entirely, and how much the repairs would cost.

But he also said the stadium would be ready for the 2011 season.
Here's what they're fighting...

Actually, the HQ thinks this is Wilf's power play to get a new barn once and for all.
And, if you were Zygi, wouldn't you make the same play...???

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