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. dd

    come play in toronto. no snow here

    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. knitpickin

    Not to be knitpickin but I never heard of the Minneapolis Vikings. Has anybody else?

    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Westerner

    If global warming is man made then how do we explain all the numerous climate/ temperature changes throughout the worlds time. Ice age, droughts,etc. All of which occured before large populations of people, cars, planes, factories, etc etc...

    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      No one has ever claimed that global warming is entirely man-made. As you stated, there have been climate changes in the past not atributable to pollution. The claims are that this instance of global warming has been excellerated by pollution and the concern is that the damage to the Ozone layer could effect the normal swing back to colder climates.

      December 12, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Average Joe

    I'd like to see the "trickle down economics fix the dome", yeah no new taxes. Have fun with that 🙂

    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Train Mon!

    Buncha wussies–why don't you play at an OUTDOOR stadium like the Patriots! Too cold for ya?!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Kara

      What's the ave. temp in the Winter in New England compared to MN? Let's see how the Patriots stand up against Chicago, today. I bet you will wish they were playing in an indoor stadium after today. Go Bears!!

      December 12, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      uhh Kara...average temps may be higher in New England but there are plenty of examples of games in Foxborough with temps in low teens and snow all around and below 0 wind chills. One such game a few years ago had fans being told by the team to stay home for their own safety. The ones that came were sitting on snow drifts because their seats were buried under them...Patriots won.

      December 12, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. WOW

    Move them to LA!!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jerrica

    Childress and his destructive ways. Damn him

    December 12, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tom

    I just know that Dandy Don is standing next to Howard at the pearly gates chroning "The party's over....."

    December 12, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. maddawg

    LMAO @ all the lemmings proclaiming ....."it's global warming...ahhhhh!!!"

    you sheeple are pathetically pathetic.

    it's called the natural process of this planet.........it's happened thousands of times before and it will happen thousands of times again!!!

    MOST people, 99.9999%, are the dumbest beings on this planet!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • J

      Like^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ that guy.

      December 12, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Katie

    Anyone else notice it looks like a brand-new Colliseum?
    Kinda sucks it collapsed, but count your blessings; it could've collapsed during a game!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Willy Brown

    Quick get out the tin foil hats It's global warming!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. humm...

    kt how long has NASA in business?Are you aware evidence is offered through nature itself that the earth has been through several warmings, and coolings. and many scientists that would NOT get on the g.w. train were run out of business some in fear for their lives-all because they offered emperical evidence to the contrary.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. tehduke

    Some of you think it's worse than it is. It's an inflated teflon roof – a big bubble. It's not concrete and steel.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tony

    Guess what? We live in MINNESOTA! This type of weather occurs EVERY Winter and for some reason people freak out when it snows. Global warming is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. Alex

    First a bridge, now this. What next in minneapolis

    December 12, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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