A freezing cold, bone-chilling NFL Playoff game is exactly what everyone wants. Scratch that. It’s exactly what everyone who is in their warm house wants. For fans and players in Minnesota it’s something else entirely.
Maybe you forgot, but the Vikings are playing outside this year. They’re using the University of Minnesota’s field while their new stadium is under construction. So instead of getting a balmy dome game we’re back to those brutal outdoors Vikings games we only get to see on NFL films. It’s pretty great.
The fans are absolute maniacs in weather that will cause frostbite in a second.
A photo posted by Tim (@tgigs27) on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:06am PST
There’s so much frost on the ground despite the sky being pure blue.
A photo posted by Minnesota Vikings (@vikings) on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:10am PST
Temperatures near the stadium are showing even colder than reported.
A photo posted by mcvikes (@mcvikes) on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:38am PST
This is the 4.5 MILLION BTU heater that will be trying to keep the field thawed out today.
A video posted by GR Davisson (@grdturf) on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:52pm PST
Camera batteries aren’t working it’s so cold, so news crews are having to warm them with giant sideline heaters.
A photo posted by Dawn Mitchell (@dawnatfox9) on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:40am PST
Let it be known that this game will be really fun — for everyone who doesn’t need to be in this weather.