Metrodome Roof Collapse Puts Upcoming Games in Question

Metrodome's Roof has collapsed. (Image via CNN.com)

Normally a Vikings home game in December game at the Metrodome isn’t a big deal because, well, it’s a dome.  Here’s the problem, after 15″ of snow on Saturday caused the Metrodome’s roof to collapse, the game that was already postponed to Monday night since the New York Giants couldn’t get into Minneapolis is now in question.

The very latest indications are that the Metrodome will not be able to accommodate a game on Monday or even Tuesday.  League officials are currently evaluating options including the University of Minnesota’s outdoor stadium or the nearest domed stadium, with Ford Field in Detroit and Lucas Oil Stadium among possibilities.

This could present a big break for the Bears.  With the Giants currently in a Wild Card spot and holding a tiebreaker over the Bears, this disruption could throw them off their game and lead to a loss against a weak Vikings team.

Another implication is certainly the Bears’ next game, a road date in Minnesota next Monday night.  It’s unclear the extent of the damage to the Metrodome and whether it will be ready for a game in just over a week.  The breaks keep coming for the Bears.

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