Minneapolis Metrodome Roof Collapses (VIDEO)

December 13, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Sports
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It’s not a good day to be Viking.

Unless you’ve been buried in snow offline for the weekend, you’ve no doubt heard by now that the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis where the Vikings play their NFL games has collapsed.

As in caved in. Completely.

Check out the wild video INSIDE the Metrodome as the roof collapsed… after the jump!

According to ABC:

The panels of the Metrodome roof started giving way around 5 a.m. and deflated after the storm, which dumped more than 17 inches of snow on the city, Chairman of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Roy Terwilliger told ABC News affiliate KSTP in Minneapolis – St. Paul.

This certainly puts a damper on the Sunday NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. It’s been postponed till Monday.

The last time a game has been pushed was one April 14, 1983. This will be the third time in its history. But the first time because THE ROOF CAVED IN!!

Crews are now working hard to clear snow off the roof.

What happening in Minnesota is pretty severe. Airports have closed (ironically leaving the Giants stranded and unable to get to the game even if the roof hadn’t collapsed!)

Snowfall totals in the Twin Cities metro ranged from 11 inches in the northwest suburbs to 21.5 inches in south suburban Shakopee. The Twin Cities airport needed to report 16.1 inches of snow in order for this storm to be the biggest since the Halloween 1991 mega-storm that deposited 28 inches of the white stuff in Minneapolis/St. Paul. With winds gusting over 50 miles per hour, visibility was reduced at times to white-off conditions and drifts from three to five feet were reported in Southwest Minnesota.

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, Minneapolis is the place to be. Lets’ hope they get back on track soon!


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