Vikings are first team to make playoffs without permanent home stadium
The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a permanent home stadium, but that didn’t stop them from clinching a playoff berth with a 49-17 win over the New York Giants at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 16.
With Sunday’s win, the Vikings became the first team in NFL history to qualify for the postseason while playing home games in a temporary stadium.
#Vikings became the first of 8 NFL teams playing in a temporary stadium to make the playoffs. They top 2001 Seattle (9-7) for best record.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) December 28, 2015
The Vikings moved out of the Metrodome after the 2013 season and have played their home games at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium the past two years. Last year, they went 5-3 at "home" and finished 7-9. The Vikings won six out of eight games at TCF Bank this year, and they’re currently 10-5 with a chance to win the NFC North title on the road next week.
Next season, the Vikings will move into U.S. Bank Stadium — an all-new, state-of-the-art venue — instead of sharing a college stadium with the nearby Golden Gophers.