Fan base faceoff : Redskins vs. Vikings

On Sunday, the Washington Redskins will be in Minnesota to face off against the Vikings. While both teams have losing records, it’s worth noting that both of these teams have the 7th (Redskins) and 9th (Vikings) ranked defenses in the league – don’t expect a high scoring affair. If you’ll be tailgating in Minnesota this weekend, here is what you need to know before you head to TCF Bank Stadium.

Tips for Out-of-Towners

Keep in mind that there is limited parking around TCF Bank Stadium, so you should make it a point to show up early. Additionally, there tends to be an ample amount of traffic on the congested roadways near the stadium. Try to take public transportation if possible. Other rules at TCF Bank Stadium that you’ll want to keep in mind include a ban on open fires fueled by charcoal, wood, or other combustible materials. Glass containers of any type are also banned.

Redskins and Vikings Controversy

Both the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings have seen their fair share of controversy so far this season. If you want to look like a football buff amongst your tailgating friends, read up on the Redskins team name controversy – regulators have been pushing for a name change to no avail. In terms of the Vikings, their star running back Adrian Peterson has been asked to leave the team following child abuse accusations. Off-field news has surrounded both of these teams this year, and it certainly makes for interesting conversation.

Pubs and Grub

Want to grab a drink or a bite to eat outside of TCF Bank Stadium? There are a couple of places you can check out in the area, including the Blarney Pub and Grill, which will quench your thirst and appetite. There is also Annie’s Parlor if you’re looking for traditional burgers and shakes before kickoff.

As you look to plan your tailgating trip this weekend, keep these tips in mind for a memorable time at TCF Bank Stadium.

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