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TCF Stadium Will Backup Metrodome

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The collapsed roof of the Metrodome is shown in this aerial view in Minneapolis on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings' game against the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

The collapsed roof of the Metrodome is shown in this aerial view in Minneapolis on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings’ game against the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings say they’re getting ready to use Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium as a backup if the torn Metrodome roof can’t be repaired before Monday night’s game with Chicago.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Vikings say they are working with the university and NFL to get TCF Bank Stadium ready in case Mall of America field is unusable.

The Metrodome’s roof ripped and collapsed during a snowstorm Sunday. The university has said it would likely take five to six days to prepare TCF for an NFL game.

The stadium is currently buried under snow, after more than 17 inches fell in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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