The game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants is coming to Detroit’s Ford Field Monday night. This after the roof of the Vikings’ Metrodome collapsed under the weight of snow from a storm that passed through Minneapolis on Saturday.

The game was originally rescheduled for Monday night in Minnesota after the Giants’ flight was diverted to Kansas City because air travel in Minnesota was shut down.

After Sunday morning’s roof collapse, Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn’t be ready in time to play Monday or Tuesday. The league had discussions with Detroit and Indianapolis and ultimately decided to hold the game at Ford Field.

The delay has given Vikings quarterback Brett Favre more time to heal his sprained right shoulder and see if he can extend his NFL-record streak of 297 straight games started.

The game between the Vikings and the Giants kicks off at 7:20 p.m. Eastern Time.

The event will be free for any Detroit sports fan. There will be preferred seating for anybody with an original Sunday ticket to the Minnesota/New York Giants game. Anybody who has a ticket to Sunday’s Lions/Packer game, their ticket stub will be good for general admission seating Monday.

Click here for more information on ticket information.

The Metrodome roof has failed three times before. It deflated in 1981, 1982 and 1983, each time caused by heavy snow.

AP contributed to this report.

Comments (6)
  1. Cathy says:

    How do you access tickets for event???

  2. Eileen says:

    How about this? If you are going to the game for free, bring a can of food (or two) to donate to a local food bank. My friends and I are trying to get a quick grassroots campaign going to give back during this holiday season. Spread the word! Enjoy the game. And help someone in our community!

  3. Linda Schaub says:

    Eileen – what a great idea especially since the entertainment is free – you should post this on Facebook, even you just set up an account for today to do so…hopefully WWJ will pick up this story.

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