Kluwe calls TCF Bank Stadium field ‘unplayable’

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (CLOO’-wee) is calling the field at

TCF Bank Stadium ”unplayable.” But officials with the team and

the University of Minnesota insist it will be safe for Monday

night’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Crews at the university have been racing to get the on-campus

open-air stadium ready for the Vikings’ rare outdoor home game. The

Metrodome remains deflated due to a heavy snowstorm last weekend

that tore holes in the roof that couldn’t be fixed in time.

University athletics spokesman Garry Bowman says they’re

”absolutely ready to go.”

There was no media access to coaches or players during their

walkthrough Sunday, but Kluwe and some other Vikings sounded off on

their Twitter accounts. Kluwe tweets that the field is ”hard as

concrete.”

In quotes distributed by the team, Vikings interim coach Leslie

Frazier says conditions will be safe and players don’t need to

worry.