Aug 8, 2014 at 9:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) For the first time in 32 years, the Minnesota Vikings will play their home games outdoors for an entire season.
The Vikings play the Oakland Raiders tonight at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The stadium will be the team's home for the next two seasons while their new stadium is being built.
University of Minnesota Associate Athletic Director for Facilities--Scott Ellison--says the Vikings have installed a new paintable turf at the stadium that will allow for purple and gold colors on Vikings game days, and maroon and gold when the Gophers are playing there.
There's also 1,720 seats that have been added in the west plaza of the stadium, breaking the capacity to just over 52,000.
The Vikings will play at TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 NFL seasons.
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