Minnesota Vikings fans can thank Old-Man Winter for making the 2015-2016 NFL football season so enjoyable. Not only have the Vikings finished the season with a winning record of 11 wins and 5 losses, but sitting in the stands of the TCF Bank Stadium has not only been "tolerable" but more often than not, "enjoyable" because of the mild winter temperatures.

But it's "game-on" this Sunday, January 10, 2016 for not only the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, but for Old-Man Winter as well. Minnesota Vikings fans will have to find ways to stay warm in Minneapolis, as temperatures are expected to barely climb above zero and wind chill factors are expected to be close to -20 below zero.

According to Minneapolis meteorologists, the forecast reads,

Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. West-northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

To help keep the loyal Purple and Gold fans warm, the doors to Mariucci Arena, home ice to the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team, located across the street from the TCF Bank Stadium, will be open and serve as a "warming house". The doors will open for fans starting at 9:00AM on Sunday.

Fans will also be greeted at the gates of the TCF Bank Stadium with hand-warmers. Additional hand-warmers will be available in the Fan Zone outside the stadium, along with free coffee.

Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said that Vikings fans are not only unified as one, but also resilient when it comes to cold weather.

At the same time, we want our fans to be smart and safe when they are supporting the team, and we are taking a few extra steps to assist in that effort this Sunday.

The Minnesota Vikings face the Seattle Seahawks who finished the regular season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses.






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