The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play on Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome’s inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm. The game will kickoff at 7:20 on Monday night, the NFL said.
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 briefly considered the University of Minnesota’s outdoor stadium before deciding 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 originally was scheduled for Sunday afternoon and already had been pushed back to Monday night because of the storm that dumped 17 inches of snow on Minneapolis.
No one was hurt, but the roof collapse sent the league and both teams scrambling.
The Giants’ plane was diverted to Kansas City on Saturday, and the team initially planned to leave early Sunday morning and arrive in the Twin Cities in time to play. But the roof collapsed overnight, the fourth time in the building’s 29-year history that has happened.