When your team has been as bad as the Detroit Lions have been in recent history, it’s nice to be able to take in a free NFL game every now and then — especially when it’s not the Lions. Fans in the Detroit area who have nothing to do Monday night at around 6:20 p.m. local time have an opportunity to catch the game between the Giants and Vikings at no cost.
After the roof of the Metrodome collapsed on Sunday morning, the NFL decided to move the Giants-Vikings game to Monday night at the indoor Ford Field. Starting at 8:00 a.m fans can call to get tickets to the game and punch their ticket to a decent football game at Ford Field. The best news of all is Lions’ fans can leave their paper bags at home.
Of course, it makes sense for the Lions to make the game free with concessions and game day operations. It wasn’t a game they came into the season expecting to sell tickets for, so all the money they’ll make in beer and snacks will be well worth it even after they give they give the Vikings a cut.