Metrodome roof collapses; Giants-Vikings moved to Ford Field

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 12:48 p.m. ET

The roof of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis has collapsed and will not be ready to host a football game Monday or Tuesday. The Giants and Vikings will play at Ford Field on Monday night at 7:20 p.m. ET.

The game will be braodcast in New York City, Minneapolis, Rochester and Mankato, Minnesota markets. IT will also be available to sUnday Ticket subscribers on DirecTV.

Ticket holders for the original Giants-Vikings game will be admitted and given preferred seating along the 50-yard line. Free general admission tickets to the game will be available at the Ford Field box office beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. Original ticket holders will be given refunds.

Officials with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which operates the dome, could not be immediately reached to answer questions about the dome’s condition.

Sunday’s Vikings-Giants game had already been postponed until Monday evening because of concerns about snow on the dome’s roof.

The way we see it

The Giants will be on short rest leading up to their pivotal Week 15 matchup with the Eagles, and the Vikings won't get the home-field advantage they would have in the Metrodome. It will be interesting to see, considering how weather has affected travel, how many fans are able to attend the game.

Vikings QB Brett Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder he would not have started had the game been played on Sunday. Favre suffered a shoulder injury last week against the Bills.

One also has to think Vikings owner Zygi Wilf no doubt is saying to himself that this couldn’t have happened in Los Angeles.