It wasn’t a good weekend for the Minnesota Vikings. High winds and massive amounts of snow were too much for their Minneapolis Metrodome to handle. A vicious storm ripped through the Midwest this past weekend, delaying flights, closing roads and bringing down roofs! The inflatable roof of the NFL Vikings’ stadium collapsed Sunday.
Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission said of the storm, "It’s not like we’re not used to inclement weather. But this one was the mother of all storms. It really knocked us." Workers tried to avoid the collapse by spraying the top of the dome with hot water to melt the heavy snow, but it proved to be a failed effort.
The game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants has been moved to Detroit.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Metrodome incident could strengthen the Vikings’ negotiations over whether to stay in Minnesota or move to Los Angeles. The Vikings’ lease ends after the 2011 season.
Well, we can guarantee our LA stadiums won’t have any snow-related trouble. It’s 76 degrees in sunny Southern California currently. And we’re loving it!