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. chris

    as a packer fan, we've seen stuff like this before....this is global warming, or global shifting, or whatever the hell you all might wanna call is straight up divine intervention to give brett farve more time to heal so he can preserve his game starting streak!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      Trust me, it's best for any oppossing team for Brett to continue his streak!

      December 12, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. seriously?

    Why do people fight so much over global warming? The "solutions" to the problem are good for everyone. Real or not, I say let's at least pretend it is real so we can try to clean up this disgusting mess called emissions and pollution. Those who believe it's not real, who cares? What is wrong with trying not to make the earth filthier than it already is?

    December 12, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mike E

    They sure didn't call it "Global Warming" in 1968 when Chicago had over 20" of snow dumped on them over 2 days. The only thing shifting is the grey matter between the ears of alarmists screaming global warming or climate shift. Every northern state has snow storms with amounts over 12" every year but a majority of the storms are out in the country and because it isn't in a large metropolitan area it doesn't make the news.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Yes I. Would

    NFL game between the Minneapolis Vikings and New York Giants? MINNEAPOLIS Vikings? REALLY? Come on man!!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Clearfield

    Giants will do anything to get an extra bye week!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Phil

    Planet earth has gone through many climate changes and life continues. Many species will die that are unable to adapt or refuse to change. Will man's fate be that of the shark or the dinosaur? Mankinds population has been increasing every since the industrial revolution. Fossil fuels have made our life easier, and population has responded. If fossil fuels can not be replaced by some other energy source life will become harder and people will suffer, and the population will decrease.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kara

    It's Minnesota! The only team that should be embarrassed because of it's stadium, it should be the Cowboys.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Bob

    Bunch of pansys from NY. The whole world knew this storm was coming; they should have flown in on Friday rather than a stop over in St. Louis. We have a perfectly good outdoor stadium at the UofMn that they could use as a back-up. Everyone says they want an outdoor stadium to play in – now's their chance to prove it.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. crimony

    The MINNEAPOLIS Vikings?! Really?! The MINNEAPOLIS Vikings!? Who writes this stuff?!
    I sure hope th Vikes stick it to those East Rutherford Giants on Monday!! yeesh

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

    Uhhh...don't you mean the MINNESOTA Vikings?

    December 12, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. bremen3011

    You people and your global warming lol. Climate change happens whether or not people interfere or not, only evidence I have to support that is millions of years of scientific climate change longer before humans picked there noses.
    It's obvious that global warming happened during the last major ice age, see Giant Wooly Mammoths turds released a untold amount of methane in the air and... please people just be quiet.
    All we humans do is help speed up the process of nature, maybe its all part of the plan of a greater wisdom, who knows, humans are animals, we are a part of nature and therefore anything we do is natural.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Roscoe P. Coltrain

    Liberalism has turned this country into a bunch of dopey crybabies...

    December 12, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. chris


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  14. paula

    This is Minnesota folks, get over it. Snow is part of the life here. Why was this type of roof built in the first place would be the question asked right about now? Let's hope that when they repair it, they do so with more common sense.
    Be very glad that this didn't happen when there was an event going on and the venue was at full capacity!

    December 12, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Brad Childress


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