No liquor, all seats general admission at TCF on Mondayby Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — People with tickets to Monday's Vikings-Bears football game should plan to arrive early at the TCF Bank Stadium - and they won't be able to purchase alcohol when they get there.
Ticket holders should bring their original tickets for the game to TCF Bank Stadium, Vikings officials said in a statement released Thursday. The seating will be general admission by lower and upper levels. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"The Vikings anticipate this game to be well-attended, and having a valid ticket does not guarantee admittance into TCF Bank Stadium," the statement said. "In the event that some ticket holders are turned away on game night due to capacity, only the original ticket account owners will receive a full refund."
The game was moved to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus because the damage to the roof of the Vikings home at the Metrodome cannot be repaired in time.
Last week's Vikings home game, originally scheduled for Dec. 12, was postponed by a day and moved to Detroit because of the Metrodome damage.
The Vikings and the University of Minnesota also decided that no alcoholic beverages will be served at the game, and no outside food or beverages will be allowed into the stadium.
"This is a difficult situation with no easy solution, so we greatly appreciate our fans' patience in this process," Steve LaCroix, Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, said in the statement.
The Vikings will release parking details for the game sometime in the next few days, the statement said.
- All Things Considered, 12/16/2010, 6:20 p.m.