NFC East: Metrodome roof collapse
OK, it's official. The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play Monday night at Detroit's Ford Field. Kickoff will be at 7:20 ET.
In the end, there was no way the game could be moved outdoors and to the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on such short notice. Instead, we'll see the first Monday night game in the history of Ford Field.
For those of you in the Detroit area, or anyone who thinks they might travel to Detroit for the game, I'll post ticket information as soon as I get it.
December, 12, 2010
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Ann HeisenfeltWorkers attempt to clear snow Sunday morning from the collapsed Metrodome roof.We've got an answer to the question posted in our previous post. The Metrodome roof is indeed torn -- in three places, according to the Star Tribune. That means the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will have to find another place to play their scheduled matchup Monday night.
From what I understand, the two options are the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium -- an outdoor facility with seating capacity of about 50,000 -- and Ford Field in Detroit. (*Update: Indianapolis and St. Louis are also options.) The latter options would be neutral sites but are much better equipped to handle this type of transition.
I would be surprised if the game is played at TCF Bank Stadium, but assuming always gets us in trouble. The big question is whether the Metrodome will be ready for the Dec. 20 game between the Vikings and Chicago Bears. We'll keep you updated.