Vikings settling final bill for TCF stadium rental

Megan Nicolai

The Minnesota Vikings are settling the final bill for the unexpected December game in the TCF Bank Stadium, the Star Tribune reports.

The original bill for the Vikings sat at more than $1.79 million, but was reduced to roughly $1.7 million in March.

The unexpected collapse of the Metrodome’s inflatable ceiling forced the game to move just nine days before a match against the Chicago Bears.

The outstanding bill sits at $41,990.22, down from $49,666.72.

“Being this was such an extraordinary event, the U wanted to help the Vikings and the [National Football League] as much as possible,” Scott Ellison told the Star Tribune. “There is no book or script written for what we, and for that matter the Vikings, went through so we were as flexible as we could be with the Vikings.”

The University charged the team for services from police bomb dogs to last-minute snowplowing.

Temporary heating equipment for the mid-December game totaled $119,971.

If the Vikings get their new-stadium wish, more games could be played at the TCF stadium while construction occurs.