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Vikings Arrive At Arrowhead Stadium For Battle With Chiefs

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 2, 2011 – 8:42 am

The Vikings have arrived at Arrowhead Stadium for today’s battle with the Kansas City Chiefs at 12:00 p.m. CT. There’s not a cloud in the skies and the temperatures are cool for now, although they’re expected to rise throughout the afternoon. It’s going to be a great day for football here in Kansas City.

The Vikings last played in Kansas City during the 2007 season, but since then there’s been a significant remodel to Arrowhead Stadium. The renovations also included improvements to the Kansas City Royals Kauffman Stadium, which is located a stone’s throw away from Arrowhead.

The $375 million in renovations to Arrowhead included the addition of the Chiefs Hall of Honor, currently known as the Chiefs Hall of Fame; a tribute to Lamar Hunt; and “horizon level” seating in which luxury suite owners will be sitting outdoors. The refurbishments started in 2007 and were finalized in time for the Chiefs to open the 2010 season with all the improvements complete.

Arrowhead was already one of my favorite venues in the NFL and now it’s even a little better. This is a great place to watch football; truly a complete fan experience.

Anyway, back to Vikings vs. Chiefs. We’ll have the Vikings inactives for you at 10:30 a.m. CT, and we’ll continue to provide you pre-game updates when appropriate. Remember you can also follow me (@wobby) and the Vikings (@VikingsFootball) on Twitter to enhance your game-day experience.


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122 Responses to “Vikings Arrive At Arrowhead Stadium For Battle With Chiefs”

  1. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Will I sure hope it will be a battle, a winning one at that. HEY!! That’s a nice looking stadium there, we should have one almost like it in Arden Hills, wouldn’t that be fun.

  2. By snowcapt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Here we go again. I wonder if we will get any points today.
    It sure has been painful to watch these guys. How many more blown games can they have? What on earth are they thinking to give up those last 2 games. Is nothing being done to make sure it doesnt happen again? I doubt it.
    Um,……go vikes.

  3. By Titus on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, do you see anything above?

  4. By purplerainman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I am wondering if the Cheifs can overcome the typical 17 lead we create before the half. It should be close.

  5. By VegasVike on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Did they replace the turf too? I’d hate for the ball to get hurt when McNabb throws it into it.

  6. By purplerainman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    -chiefs.

  7. By Woodboat on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, look on the bright side. We should have a positive outcome today. Either we win the game or Frazier will finally admit that we need a change at QB. I’m looking forward to McNabb throwing a deep ball into the stands trying to hit a wide open Berrian streaking down the sidelines today…. that’s always a treat.

    I’m pretty confident we’ll get the win today… we have to. We aren’t a good team, but we aren’t an 0-4 team…. I hope.

  8. By Viking Joe on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings 38 Chiefs 20 F SKOL VIKINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By purplerainman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    We will be 0-4 I promise.

  10. By purplerainman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    And for all of the hopeful hanks out there. Please don’t change your outlook for the future as we will not have anyone to pick on. This is terrible team doing terrible things. Play Ponder and prep for next year.

  11. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Woodboat…..a “wide open Berrian”?……..I guess you mean if the corner is talking to a cheerleader !

  12. By purplerainman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I feel for the Wilfs. I really feel like they are trying to pull all the stops here. They deserve better.

  13. By VegasVike on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    The Wilf’s can use hundred dollar bills to wipe their tears away, I don’t feel sorry for them.

  14. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, if you meant “the temperatures”, I saw it. As far as I know, there is only one “temperature”.

  15. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ok ok……………chiefs are borderline the worst team in the entire league right now, battling teams such as Seattle, Cincinnati, Indiana (but they are manningless), so you cant really count them, and oh yeah MINNESOTA! If we get snuffed today stick a fork in us…………….DONE!

    So how many of you think they will keep McSHOULD-WOULDA-COULDA, in till bye week? God I hope not! I say this is the make him break him game, if you cant beat these guys you wont beat anyone! Utilize Jenkins more……….for God sakes he is leading the Vikes in passing, yes over Harvin! Nope……..McDbag will just keep tossin to hopeless BB! VIKINGS PLEASE SHOW UP IN THE SECOND HALF!!!!! FRAZIER FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE BE A ##HOLE!

  16. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    To tell ya the truth beating the Chiefs shows/ tell us nothing ……….

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    The $375 million in renovations to Arrowhead included the addition of the Chiefs Hall of Honor, currently known as the Chiefs Hall of Fame……?????????????????

  18. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Get Mcnabb the H3LL OUTTA THERE!

  19. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    ok. good pass Mcnabb…..Aromashedou……bout time!

  20. By Spencer on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Feellin “salty” Rocksalt??

  21. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    keepin my salty fingers crossed…….

  22. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    who knew Cassel could be so fleet of foot?

  23. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    where da linebackers????

  24. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes linebackers gettin manhandled

  25. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Wow! i wonder how bad this could get………..usually we were leading going into the half……ughhh. Getting spanked by nobody’s!

  26. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    KC Defense making plays with their line & linebackers, Vikes D- Abdulla is the leading tackler today…….says it all.

  27. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    So where are those tards that were backing McCant in came 2 and 3………….HE CANT HIT NOTHING…………..PERIOD! BENCH HIM!

  28. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Stick a fork in this team………what a joke

  29. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    PUT F$%^&^% PONDER IN TO SEE IF HE IS THE “ONE”…BECAUSE IF THEY MADE A MISTAKE IN HIM……..

    ANDREW LUCK FOR THIS TEAM!

  30. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THIS O IS A JOKE….HOW CAN YOU HAVE ONE OF THE BEST O’S IN THE LEAGUE IN 09 AND BE THIS BAD!

  31. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    AND F$%^&^% FIRE THE COACH…LET’S FINALLY GET SOME ONE IN HERE THAT HAS A PROVEN F%^&*&^ RECORD AND NAME……

    GRUDEN …..COWHER!!!!!!!!!

  32. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Titus-
    Still thinkin Vikes by 3 TDs?

  33. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I’M TIRED OF THE NO NAME COACHES……..TICE………….FRAZIER……..THE OTHER D$%^ HEAD……..

    LET’S GET SOMEONE IN HERE NEXT YEAR! THIS GUY IS 3-7 SINCE TAKING OVER!

  34. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    NEWS FLASH- VIKES D IS HORRIBLE, O IS HORRIBLE……Not much left after that…..

  35. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    FIRE THIS M0OTHERF$%^%$ !!!!!!!!!!

    NO EXCUSES FOR THIS S$%^!

  36. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    LET’S GET A REAL COACH IN HERE…..THIS TEAM IS HEADING F$%^&^% BACKWARDS!

  37. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Look a Rainbow!!!! and over there..a Unicorn!!!!

  38. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    PUT PONDER IN TO SEE IF THIS IS YOUR GUY………

    WE WILL HAVE THE #1 PICK NEXT YEAR IF NOT!

    A.P. = BARRY SANDERS!

    WHAT A WASTE!

  39. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Old School- I think the Vikes could beat the Gophers!

  40. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I HAVE SPOKEN THE TRUTH………..

    I HAVE BEEN REAL……………

    I KNOW FOOTBALL…………..

    I AM OLD SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!

    AND I’M AWESOME!

  41. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    maybe…….

  42. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes players and coaches: take note on how KC is playing, that is how to play this game.

  43. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THE OTHER BLOGGERS……..I DON’T NO S$%^ ABOUT FOOTBALL BLOGGERS ON HERE….

    AND EVERYONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE………….

    GO HOME AND FIND A VIDEO GAME WEB SITE TO GO BLOG ON BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW S$%^ ABOUT FOOTBALL! THAT’S APPARENT!

  44. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    ROCKSALT…………THIS IS THE WORSE FOOTBALL VIKINGS THAT I HAVE SEEN………

    NO HEART!

  45. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Football is a physical game. Time to get rid of the pilates training…….

  46. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I agree, Old School……..gutless, overpaid divas

  47. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    WOULDN’T EVEN MATTER AT THIS POINT IF THEY WERE TO COME BACK……

    THIS TEAM IS NOT VERY GOOD…..AT ALL!

  48. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes are 31st in league at stopping team on 3rd down. I suspect we are also near the bottom in overall pass Defense

  49. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    This is Kansas City! we are getting beat up by a not so good team!

  50. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    there is hope yet………..

  51. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    KC D line must be listening to Fred…hands up!

  52. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    FIRE FRAZIER………

    FIRE FRAZIER………

    FIRE FRAZIER………

  53. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    PONDER……

    PONDER……

    PONDER……

    PONDER…….

  54. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    0-4

  55. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    SORRY MOTHERF$%^&^% !

    PERIOD!!!!!

  56. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    PERIOD!

  57. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    to say this team is frustrating is an incredible understatement

  58. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THIS TEAM IS GOING BACKWARDS! I KNEW IT WAS…..

    BUT NOT TO THIS DEGREE!

  59. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    they run better than us even tho we have such a talented running back……..what a waste. I feel sorry for AP

  60. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THEY FIRED CHILLY………………FOR LESS!

    FIRE THIS GUY! WHAT HAS HE EVER DONE AS A HEAD FOOTBALL COACH BUT GO 3-7 HIS FIRST 10 GAMES!

  61. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    A.P. = BARRY SANDERS!

  62. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THIS TEAM IS SOOOOOO DONE!!!!!

    NO HEART!!!!!!!!

  63. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    PUK U

  64. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO BAD THIS SEASON…..BUT EVEN THE GREAT OLD SCHOOL…”THIRD PERSON IN THE HOUSE” DID NOT FOR SEE THIS!

    WOW!

  65. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I blogged a while back that maybe we are an average to below average team……….perhaps I was being to generous in my a.s.sessment

  66. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Old School- I miss you

  67. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    STILL HAVE TO BACK TO BACK GAMES WITH GREENBAY….

    WOW….THOSE WILL NEED SOME DRINKS!

  68. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    6-10 is gonna be real tough to do………

  69. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    SOMEONE POUR ME A STIFF DRINK BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE WORSE SEASONS FOR VIKES…EVER!

  70. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb, PLEASE

  71. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    YOUR GIVING THIS TEAM 6 WINS…..

    ROCKSALT……COME ON!

  72. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    o-16, Try that on

  73. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THIS TEAM IS LOOKING AT 3 AT BEST! I HAD THEM AT 4 TO START!

  74. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Old School -this team has no heart! Pack and Bears gonna kill us…..

  75. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    WE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    We do not have a PULSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I am trying to remain optimistic, my friends.gettin mo an mo difficult to do….

  78. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    NO HEART……..NO PURPOSE…….

    THIS COACH HAS DONE A TERRIBLE JOB AND NEEDS TO BE CANNED!

  79. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I still think we could beat the Gophers……..

  80. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THEY ARE NOT EVEN WORTH MY TIME AND THE PRICE OF BEER ON SUNDAY!

  81. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I think we are nearing the panic stage……..

  82. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    ALREADY STARTED TO SEE THE LAST WEEK THE COMMITS COMING OUT OF THE LOCKER-ROOM….CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS CIRCLE THE DRAIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS!

  83. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    The Viking Ship has no rudder! Who forgot to put on the frikkin rudder! Ye Gods, Man!

  84. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    PANIC STAGE WAS 0-2 ROCKSALT!

    0-4……….NOT EVEN WORTH TALKING ABOUT……

    FAT LADY HAS SUNG IN THE NFL WHEN YOU GO 0-4!

  85. By Bill on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    vikings suck

  86. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    6-10?????????????????? We just got beat by arguably the worst team in the league and now guess who just took that crown!!!! Its official……worst in the league! I really hope you Minnesota coaches read this sh#t, you motherf#ckers are worthless! worthless worthless worthless! At this point i see us win-less!

  87. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    CONCUR BILL!

  88. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    On the bright side-
    I have littlle to no expectations for this team, so I guess I won’t be disappointed no matter what happens……

  89. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I SAID LAST WEEK………….TIME FOR THE PAPER SACK HEADS TO COME OUT!

  90. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    I like how they throw a stat of last team to make it to the play offs going 0-4……………..dare I ???? PLAY OFFS?

  91. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Come now Old School! Stop being such a neagative nellie! Can’t you see the rainjbow? and just over it is pegasus.flying effortlessly……..

  92. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    cheer up , boys! It is always darkest before the dawn!

  93. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    How bout them gophers errrrr ….. wait….. yeah they just got beat 58-0!!!!! Nevermind!

  94. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    We can improve! That is something positive!

  95. By TW VIKE on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Old School- This is B.S.

  96. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Come now Boys! We can still salvagew this season! Look .a unicorn! They bring good luck! Do not be disheartened……

  97. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!!!

  98. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Oh yeah somebody asked me earlier why Washington would be laughing at us………….to whomever said that….still feel the same???? LOL Skins are 3-1 and their only loss was very close! I will state this again…………whats dif…………oh yeah the QB!

  99. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH,,, THE TOUGH GET GOING!!!

  100. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAHAHA I LIKE YOU ROCK!

  101. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    LOSING MAKES THE TASTE OF VICTORY ALL THE SWEETER!

  102. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    NEVER GIVE UP, BOYS! WE CAN DO IT! YAY!!!!

  103. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    This loss is nothing in the greater cosmic plan, boys!

  104. By Alex Lawson on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    We can’t win with this offensive line. PERIOD

  105. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    In a parallel universe, the Vikings are UNDEFEATED!

  106. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    JUST BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!

  107. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Have faith, boys! It was a tough loss today, but there are 12 more games.

  108. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    EVERY GAME BEGINS 0-0

  109. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    ALL JOKING ASIDE…..I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE HOW FAR THIS TEAM HAS FALLEN!

    I KNOW TEAMS MISS A WINDOW….LOSE A LITTLE …..BUT COME ON!!!!!

    TIME FOR A BIG NAME COACH TO COME IN HERE AND GIVE THIS TEAM AN EDGE………..SOME ATTITUDE!

  110. By Old School on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    THEY HAVE NO HEART…..NO ATTITUDE! NO IDENTITY!

  111. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    JUST BELIEVE, OLD SCHOOL! DREAMS DO COME TRUE! HAVEN”T YOU WATCHED THE WIZARD OF OZ???

  112. By Bill on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    No way viqueens win 6

  113. By KLAWZ on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ok now its getting old Rock! LOL! ………….6 wins = not a flippin chance! I just threw my last vikings shirt over the balcony! I am Motor city Maniac now!

  114. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    KLAWZ=
    I burned my vikings hat when we lost 41-0 vs Giants in 2000 NFC champ game.so I feel your pain…….HONESTLY.I HAVE NO EXPECTATIONS THIS YEAR AS OF LAST WEEK, SO NOTHING WILL UPSET ME>

  115. By Rocksalt on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    As I said 6-10 will be tough! I am not saying we can do it!

  116. By jdude on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    At this point we couldn’t beat a high school team.

  117. By jdude on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Bench McNot, Play Webb.

  118. By jman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    rocksalt I have NOT seen the wizard of oz.

  119. By jman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings are just falling off of a 100 story building. I mean come on we cant win against the Freaking cheifs.

  120. By jman on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    cut mcnot for heavens sake

  121. By kasey on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    vikings rule!

  122. By kasey on Mar 5, 2012 | Reply

    ok ok they may have not made it but still they are a good teams and peterson is my favorite:)

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