Giants At Vikings To Be Held In Detroit On Monday; Kickoff At 6:20 PM Central Time

Update 7: Ticket policies for the game in Detroit from what I can gather on Twitter.

People that had tickets at the Metrodome for today's game that make the trip to Detroit will have seating preference along the 50-yard line. If you don't make the trip to Detroit, you will get a refund for your tickets.

Otherwise, tickets to the game will be given away for free on a first come, first serve basis.

So, hey. . .free football if you can make it to Detroit by 6:20 PM Central time tomorrow.

Update 6:  Video of Roof Collapse from inside the Metrodome, courtesy of Fox:

 

Holy.  Crap.

Update 5: The NFL has confirmed through its website that the game between the Giants and the Vikings will be held at Ford Field in Detroit, with kickoff scheduled to be at 6:20 PM Central time. This will be the first Monday night game in Detroit in a decade.

I'm also through saying that the Vikings' 2010 season can't get any weirder, because there's absolutely no way for me to make that declaration any longer. Good lord.

The roof of the Metrodome collapsed under the weight of the ree-damn-diculous snowstorm that has ravaged the Twin Cities, and the Vikings-Giants game that was re-scheduled for Monday has now been postponed indefinitely, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

According to correspondent Randy Moss of the NFL Network, there has been mention of playing the game at TCF Bank Stadium, the home of the University of Minnesota Gophers.  I don't know if that was Moss just making a natural speculation, or whether it was something he heard from either a Vikings, Gophers, or Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission official.

For the Metrodome, there were three tears discovered in the teflon roof, and high winds are preventing workers from getting on to the roof to clear the snow.  According to other reports, there is snow on the field, and if the damage is as significant as it sounds, it seems like it will be a fairly lengthy period of time before the Dome is fixed.

If there's a silver lining to this cloud, it may speed up the process for the Vikings to get a new stadium.

Thank God nobody was hurt, and please, stay warm and stay safe.

Update 1:  From Greg Aiello, NFL Spokesman:

"We are currently exploring alternatives to play the game Monday night at the University of Minnesota stadium or another domed NFL stadium," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement. "We will continue to provide information as it becomes available."

Update 2:  Video.

 

UPDATE 3:  Rich Eisen just said on NFL Network that it's looking like Detroit.  Stay tuned.

Update 4:  It's all but certain to be Detroit.  Game will be televised on local Fox stations in New York and Minnesota, and will be available on DirecTV for NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers. 

Hey, just a word for our community.  I'd like to make this the 'info dump' for stadium/game updates, as opposed tp a bunch of new threads.  I'll put new info up here as an update as we find stuff out, and we'll do a comprehensive story once the dust snow settles.  Thanks for your patience, and SKOL Vikes!!

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