The Minnesota Vikings might have a heck of a time packing up that goddam Viking horn once a year over the next four years if reports are true that they are the “top candidate’ to play one home game in London. According to reports, since the Rams backed out of playing home games in 2013 and 2014, the Vikings are negotiating to take their show on the road:
London might be calling the Vikings to be the NFL’s next headliner.
According to two people with direct knowledge of the situation, the Vikings are the league’s top candidate to play in Wembley Stadium in the next four years, and the team is negotiating with the University of Minnesota to relocate games from TCF Bank Stadium to London while the Metrodome is reconstructed.
Obviously this is a concern for the Chicago Bears since they’re a divisional opponent and on the Vikings’ schedule every year. While the Bears played well in London last season beating the Bucs and seemed to play well coming off the London trip, the chore of heading overseas to play a game is a pain in the ass. It’s disruptive to the team and I hope this London stuff goes away but if it doesn’t, I hope the Bears aren’t part of it.