It’s so cold in Minnesota that camera batteries are freezing and it gets worse

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.

#VikingsGameday with a side of ❄️❄️❄️ #ForgeAhead

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.

@micahgearhart @_sluggerlarson_34 at the game

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.

4.5 million btu #mvturf #wildcardweekend #skol

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.

-9 and heating up camera batteries on the sideline

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.