As the Vikings scramble to prepare the University of Minnesota’s undersized stadium for Monday night’s game against the Bears, many football observers are wondering why the contest won’t be held at one of the several other Midwestern NFL stadiums. Turns out each has a reason it can’t host the game.  Here they are:

St. Louis: Tore down their football stadium after the Rams disbanded in 2006.

Detroit: They got their one MNF game per decade last week.

Green Bay: Even though the Packers are on the road this week, it takes at least a month to wash out the cheesehead stench at Lambeau.

Chicago: After the way the Bears played at home last week the league decided it would be an unfair advantage to the Vikings if the game was held at Soldier Field.

Kansas City: See St. Louis.

Indianapolis: Without Peyton Manning playing, the league was concerned the officials would be confused by a game in Indy without an incessantly whining quarterback.