Metrodome roof collapses; NFL game moved
December 12th, 2010
01:18 PM ET

Metrodome roof collapses; NFL game moved

[12:18 p.m. ET] The New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game will take place Monday at 7:20 p.m. at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, the NFL said in a statement Sunday. The game was moved after the roof of the Vikings' Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsed due to heavy snow.

[11 a.m. ET] The game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants will not be played at the Metrodome on Monday or Tuesday because of the roof collapse caused by heavy snow, the NFL announced Sunday.

The league is exploring the possibility of playing Monday night at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium or another domed NFL stadium, according to a statement from Greg Aiello of the NFL.

[Original post] Heavy snow has caused the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to collapse, a spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol said Sunday.

A blizzard that hit the Midwest prompted officials Saturday night - before the roof collapsed - to postpone Sunday's scheduled NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. A statement from the Vikings cited "unsafe conditions related to the Metrodome roof and the weather."

The game was rescheduled from Sunday afternoon to Monday night, the team said.

The Giants were stranded at Kansas City International Airport on
Saturday, unable to get to Minnesota because of the snow, said team spokesman Peter John-Baptiste.

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  1. Ken Barlow

    This isn't the first time the roof collapesed. In a short time the dome was back and games played.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Terrell H.

    Thats Minnesota for ya.....snow was up to my wasit.....last night Minnesota has lots of great people i help cars out of ditches and so many other where out with shevels doing the same all for complete stranger...extra credit work for god.;)

    December 12, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ron

    Could have been a Giant Fubar...

    December 12, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. bettergetabiggergun

    That's right, Drew,Cate etal. If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. karen Driessen

    maybe it is a simple as too much snow. why over-analyze.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Yay!

    I told you they didn't need a new stadium........

    December 12, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kenn

    Stupid Global Warming.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • kt

      "The 2010 meteorological year, which ended on 30 November, was the warmest in NASA’s 130-year record, data posted by the agency today shows." Go club something and take it back into your cave

      December 12, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Kg, do you not realize that NASA has records back that far but that the Earth has been around alotlonger than those 130 years. You are looking at such a small sample of Earths meteorlogical history. The earth has gone through warming periods in the past, their normal cycles. This warming is apart of another cycle. Don't believe everything the govt, cnn, or msnbcpublish. Im sorry all three are biased and not always 100% correct. They will say anything to get the gullible and under educated on board. Just saying.

      As for the collapse, there was probably part fatigue and failure somewhere. That stuff happens. Its not always engineers fault, sometimes its manufacturing quality.

      December 12, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Snowy Bostick

    I Blame it on all the obnoxious Somali cab drivers in the Twin Cities.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Northstar9

    Clearly, this is all a conspiracy on the part of the Vikings to get the state of Minnesota to pay for the new stadium they've been asking for. They planned this with Mother Nature!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • michelle

      too funny. and if that's the case can the some type of natural disaster happen to the Cleveland Browns [10 year old] stadium.....while the players are in it (along with Mangini?) we need an ENTIRE mulligan. signed, disgrunted Browns fan.

      December 12, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • NIck

      Any chance they took out a multi-million dollar insurance policy on it just a few days before?

      December 12, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. HIH

    You climate folks.....sighs..We humans are like a fart in hurricane to this planets climate,it will be heating and cooling long after we are gone

    December 12, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. T

    hmmmm.... Kinda like some pictures their QB texted to someone.....

    December 12, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Paul Tashner

    Giants will clinch the division no matter. Every year can't be a fantasy for the Vikings. Global warming – are you kidding? It's been warming since the ice age, we just weren't around to see it – remember the wooly mamouth with that giant coat of fur died out about 10,000 years ago due to global warming...

    December 12, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. Marcus

    Weird how in the article they write that the "Minneapolis" Vikings will play the Giants

    December 12, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Fantasy Fan

    Would all you political extremists keep your stupid politics out of my football.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. jetsfan

    Its not global warming or climate changes its brett favre's oversized ego that caused this

    December 12, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
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