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Sunday December 12, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Metrodome in Minneapolis has Collapsed Under weight of Snow-(VIDEO )

Heavy snow in Minneapolis has caused the roof of the Metrodome to collapse, multiple media outlets are reporting. Today’s Giants-Vikings game had already been rescheduled to Monday night, but it will now possibly need to be moved to another venue as well. There’s no word yet on where the game might take place.

Minneapolis and much of the upper Midwest have been hit by a blizzard that has dumped up to 20 inches of snow in some areas.

Bill Lester, the executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, said Sunday morning that the stadium is unlikely to be ready in time for kickoff on Monday night.
“Monday’s game between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings was already postponed Sunday after the Giants’ flight was diverted Saturday to Kansas City as area air travel was shut down.” Lester said.

There are no reports of injuries, and no one is believed to have been inside early this morning. The Metrodome roof is inflatable, not rigid. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the roof is no longer visible above the dome’s concrete bowl.

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