I went to Minneapolis for this weekends game.
I would just like to tell you guys that Minnesota is an awesome state.
Minneapolis is an amazing city.
It is very clean.
The people are all incredibly nice, even to the SD fans at the game for the most part.
The Metrodome actually isn't that bad.
It is a bottom five stadium by NFL standards... small concourse and other things like that are an issue but it was nowhere near as bad as I expected (or Ralph Wilson).
It was such an amazing environment around the stadium and seeing all of the purple in the parking lots tailgating was very cool.
I think there was even a live band out by the stadium.
It was such a fantastic event.
It was so fun to get inside and cheer and root for the Vikes with thousands of Vikings fans surrounding me (new for me).
I also thought the fans were quite intelligent as far as knowing to keep relatively quiet while we were on offense.
You would be amazed how many Detroit fans are clueless.
When we needed the fans to make noise it was by far the loudest stadium I have been in.
I also had a rough experience as a Viking fan in Detroit this year, even though I am always very respectful, and I acknowledge that it is their stadium.
I was respectful to them and I only cheered when it was appropriate and I wasn't a prick to any of their fans.
Lets just say being verbally attacked and having your hat thrown on a bathroom floor isn't fun.
Unfortunately their economy is also in a very rough spot and that certainly doesn't help things but Minneapolis was just such a nice place.
Smiles and curtious people all over the place and some awesome Vikes fans too!
I have seen a Vikes game at Ralph Wilson, 3 in Detroit (2 of which I stayed the weekend) and I must say Minneapolis is the best city and an amazing place.
It was one of the best American cities I have been to.
Oh and the game was a pretty good one too
THANK YOU for an amazing place to spend a weekend and watch a game.