December 12, 2010 by USA Post
Metrodome Roof, The roof of the Metrodome where the Minnesota Vikings play their home games at the Mall of America in the field – collapsed Sunday morning under heavy snow that bombed the region over the weekend and will not be available for host the Vikings’ game against the New York Giants, the NFL announced Sunday. KARE-TV in Minneapolis reported Sunday that the inflatable roof caved in and was not visible from the ground level.The roof at the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsed Sunday morning under heavy snowfalls that have bombed the region during the weekend.
KARE-TV CAPTIONVia The Associated Press reports that Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission said the damage was assessed.”Nobody was hurt, we are grateful,” said Lester According to ESPN, Lester said the dome was damaged two panels that are part of the Teflon bubble.
BRETT FAVRE: QB said his streak would have ended on Sunday The stadium was scheduled to host the Vikings’ game against the New York Giants on Monday, a game that had already been postponed a day because of snow in the region. The NFL said it is exploring options on where to host the game, including the University of Minnesota or another indoor stadium NFL.
Minnesota’s football team plays its home games at TCF Bank Field, an outdoor facility that opened in 2009. 50 805 seater stadium could be a makeshift home for the Vikings, if necessary, but ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Giants did not travel with them outdoors, warm clothes because they expected to play the game inside.
The Vikings have been looking for a new stadium in Minnesota. They played in the Metrodome since 1982. And as both a college football team and baseball team the Minnesota Twins have built new stadiums, the Vikings remained the only major team playing in a stadium in the ancient city.
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