Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vikings Coming Up...

We must apologize yet again for the lack of activity here in Packerville, U.S.A. Work has continued with 14+ hour days for weeks, leaving little time for anything else but sleeping and eating. Fortunately, we were still able to get away to the Eagles game last weekend. This Sunday, Green Bay heads over to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings — outdoors for the first time since 1981. Above, QB Fran Tarkenton gets sacked for a 20-yard loss by DE Bob Barber. LB Fred Carr (No. 53) is also there to make sure the QB didn’t get away.

Here are a few shots of the old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn. that the Vikings shared with baseball‘s Minnesota Twins. Above, much like Milwaukee‘s County Stadium, the field ran along the first base line.

A nice photo from the kind of day that one would imagine when thinking of a late season football game in Minneapolis.

1970’s Packers-Vikings action at The Met. 

A 1980’s image of the closed, abandoned, and decaying Met Stadium. The Mall of America stands on that location now. 

At least the Vikings will not have to deal with this anymore when they move into their new stadium. 

TCF Bank Stadium, where the University of Minnesota football team plays, is the home of the Vikings through 2015. It is where the game will be played this Sunday. Outside.