Willmar notebook: The teams that came in from the cold
The last football game at 25-year-old Met Stadium was played on Dec. 20, 1981. It was cold — 20 degrees with a 4-degree wind chill — and overcast. The Minnesota Vikings’ 10-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was just as dreary.
When the game ended, all hell broke loose. Fans stormed the field. The goal posts went down and were carted off. Some climbed the huge scoreboard and removed letters. Seats were wrestled from their anchors. Pieces of frozen turf were dug up and carried off.
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