Snow Lays Waste To Metrodome, Sends Football Game To Detroit

A colossal snowstorm in Minnesota did to the Metrodome what other teams have been doing to the Vikings most of the season, making it collapse under intense pressure. Snow punctured the puffy, Teflon roof of the 28-year-old structure, forcing tonight’s Vikings-Giants game to be played in Detroit. The game had already been delayed because the Giants couldn’t get a flight into Minneapolis.

ESPN reports fans who had tickets to the game and make the 690-mile trek to Detroit will get prime seating at the game. That’s not such an amazing deal because tickets are going to be available for free at the Ford Field box office. Those who had tickets will get refunds. Fox will broadcast the game in the New York and Minneapolis markets.

So there you go, Vikings fans. As if 2010 hadn’t punished you enough, with injuries, the Brett Favre dickpic scandal and a coach firing, you’re losing a home game as well.

Giants-Vikings moved to Ford Field [ESPN]

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.