Good point, I wouldn't mind the retractable roof.
They need to get a retractable roof. Minneapolis is far too cold and it would seriously hurt trying to get players up there I think.
I mean it is further north than any other football team, it gets considerably COLDER than Buffalo, New England, Detroit, Chicago and Green Bay. It would just be smart to make sure you can avoid it when it is at dangerous temperatures.
I am all for building a home-field advantage and a tough team and all that good stuff, but with the expansion of football and so many teams in much better climates losing players would be quite a possibility. Also, for everyone who talks about the advantage of outdoors ... we have a prett significant home-field advantage right now ... 127-67 all-time in the Dome including playoffs, a.655 winning percentage (and that is counting some bad years in the 80's) ... We are 72-28 in the Dome since 1994. Those are some pretty good advantages. The last time we were NOT .500 in the Dome was 1984 ... I don't think we have to play outdoors for a home-field advantage.