The roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis has collapsed under the weight of heavy snow, according to several reports. The dome was scheduled to play host to the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants today. On Saturday, the NFL rescheduled that game for Monday on recommendation of Metrodome staff and due to the Giants' trouble getting into the Twin Cities. Early Sunday, Minneapolis news organizations began reporting that the Metrodome roof was no longer visible.
The nearest suitable venue for Vikings vs. Giants would be the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, which seats 50,000. The NFL could also decide to move the game to New Meadowlands Stadium, the Giants' home field. When Hurricane Katrina caused damage to the Superdome in New Orleans, a scheduled game between the Saints and Giants was moved to New York.
Reports indicate no one is believed to have been injured by the Metrodome roof collapse, and no one was believed to have been inside the dome. Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Nelson quoted an eyewitness as saying the top of the dome now looks like "a big dish of sugar."