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Metrodome Roof Collapse Video Looks Like Something from a Movie

I’m sure you’ve heard all about the Metrodome roof collapsing by now, but have you seen it?  Fox Sports had exclusive footage from inside the stadium that shows the roof collapsing and a massive hole forming, allowing snow to pour onto the field.  It looks like computer generated footage from a movie, but it’s 100 percent real.  Check out the Metrodome roof collapse video, courtesy of YouTube user scottshephard:

<a href='http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=ca15cffb-3b66-49a0-84ca-20ed0a175567&#038;src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='NFL on FOX: Metrodome collapse' >Video: NFL on FOX: Metrodome collapse</a>

What an amazing site that really shows how powerful Mother Nature can be.  I don’t know much about architecture, but to me that looks like something that is going to take a long time to repair.

Admission to the Giants-Vikings Game at Ford Field is Free

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.

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.