The collapse of the Metrodome's inflatable roof could force the NFL to move its Week 14 game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants to Detroit, according to Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
Jacobs tweeted Sunday morning that Detroit is under consideration because the Giants didn't pack equipment necessary for cold-weather play. The University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, an open-air field in Minneapolis, has been mentioned as a possible replacement, but with temperatures hovering around zero the teams would need to be prepared for cold weather.
With the snow-caused roof collapse assumed to knock the Metrodome out of commission for the foreseeable future, Detroit's Ford Field becomes the nearest indoor stadium. Of course, NFL teams regularly play winter games in similarly frozen Lambeau Field, also an open-air stadium. If the Vikings-Giants game were to be held Monday, one would assume the Giants could fly in cold-weather equipment and apparel to make TCF Bank Stadium a possibility.
The Giants, of course, would likely push for the game to be moved back to New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. But the NFL's Greg Aiello said Sunday that TCF or another domed NFL stadium would be the options.