I’ve shot many football games in my life. At times, my camera’s batteries have lost charge more quickly than usual, but never before have my batteries actually frozen to the point where they won’t even turn on.
But that’s exactly what happened this past weekend during the NFL Playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.
Officially marked as the third coldest game in NFL history, TCF Bank Stadium was said to be –6ºF, with a windchill factor of approximately –25ºF.
It's -6 at the stadium with a -25 wind chill. It's officially the coldest game in #Vikings history, 3rd coldest in NFL history.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 10, 2016
This lead many journalists huddling around the provided heaters not only to warm themselves up, but also their cameras and batteries, as can be seen in the below image from Fox 9 Sports Anchor, Dawn Mitchell.
Despite the cold weather, all seemed to go on without much issue, unless you’re a Vikings fan—Seattle came back form a 9–0 deficit in the third quarter to win 10–9.
What’s the coldest weather you’ve ever shot in? Have you ever had your batteries freeze?