Roof of the Metrodome Has Collapsed (UPDATED)
Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants has been rescheduled for Monday night due to a stream of nasty weather that has stranded the Giants in Kansas City. Now, it is unclear whether or not the game will be played Monday due to a new complication. According to multiple news outlets in Minnesota, the roof of the Metrodome has collapsed and there is snow on the field.
It doesn’t appear anyone was inside the dome this morning when it collapsed, so no one was hurt. According to people in the area, the roof can no longer be seen as it has fallen below the concrete bowl of the stadium The game will now have to be moved to a new venue, but there is no word on where it will be played just yet.
When Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans in 2005, a game between the Giants and Saints was moved to the Meadowlands. This particular game could be moved the the Minnesota Golden Gophers home stadium, or some sort of neutral site if the NFL so chooses.
On a separate note, this could make for a very stressful fantasy football weekend. Many fantasy leagues are amidst the first round of the playoffs, and the drama could be dragged out until as late as Tuesday if you have players from either the Vikings or the Giants. Yes, I’m speaking out of personal frustration.
UPDATE: The NFL has announced the game will be played on Monday night at 7:20 at Ford Field in Detroit — the home of the Lions. That shouldn’t change much for fantasy owners since the teams are going from one indoor stadium to another.