Video: Tearing up the turf at TCF Bank Stadium

The Vikings will be taking on the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium in the second week of August. The NFL hasn't finalized the schedule yet, but the game could be played as soon as Aug. 7.

The Vikings will have to play at least four December games in the 2014 and 2015 season at the University of Minnesota. The stadium has to be winterized, since the Gophers' football season usually ends at the end of November.

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