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The big doors at U.S. Bank Stadium will be open for Saturday’s game


Atlanta Falcons v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

When the Minnesota Vikings host the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night in what might be their most important game of the preseason, there will be a slightly different element involved for both teams to deal with.

The Vikings have announced that the world’s largest pivoting doors. . .the ones that make up the primary entrance to U.S. Bank Stadium. . .will be open for Saturday night’s contest. I can’t remember the last time that the team left the big doors open, but I think it’s been a while.

The weather would appear to be perfect for such a thing, according to our friends at WeatherNation. By the time kickoff rolls around tomorrow, temperatures in the Twin Cities area will be right around 70 degrees with some winds out of the northwest at 10-15 miles an hour. That would be pretty perfect football weather if the teams were outside, but since they’re not, this will be the next best thing.

I’d have to go dig up how many times the Vikings have had the doors open at U.S. Bank Stadium since the place opened in 2016. I don’t think it’s been that frequent an occurrence, so I’m not sure if it will have any actual effect on the game or not. It definitely hasn’t been like what we used to see at places like The Meadowlands back in the day when the Giants and Jets would open and close the doors based on whether or not it might help their team or hurt their opponents or anything like that.

So, if you’re heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for tomorrow’s contest, you’ll be able to bring a little bit of the outside in with you.