Theodore's World: Minnesota Vikings - Metrodome Roof Collapse

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December 13, 2010

Minnesota Vikings - Metrodome Roof Collapse

This is the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsing under the weight of heavy snow early yesterday. The time-lapse video shows a breach occurring in the inflatable roof bringing it down. The Minnesota Vikings game against the New York Giants has been postponed until tonight, where they will play at Ford Field in Detroit at 7:00 PM.

St. Paul, Minn. — The snowstorm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of Minnesota brought down the roof of the Metrodome on Sunday morning.

Witnesses, including the security director at the nearby Holiday Inn Metrodome, said the roof is no longer visible above the dome's concrete bowl.

"We went up to the 14th floor to look at it. It looks kind of like a big dish of sugar," the director, Chris Cowles, said.


Wild Thing's comment........

It must be that global warming.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 13, 2010 02:48 AM


I wish we had some Global Warming here. It's 3 freezing degrees outside right now.

Posted by: BobF at December 13, 2010 08:00 AM

WOW! what a video! I hate to say this but that thundering sound before the rip gave me the creeps; sent me back to 9-11 :(

Posted by: jan at December 13, 2010 08:58 AM

Wonder why they continue to use that inflatable roof. It has collapsed several times before.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 13, 2010 10:42 AM

Bob, wow, that is too cold to breath outside.

Jan, me too, it is really weird.

Tom, I agree, when this happened I was surprised they did not have a stronger type of roof.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 14, 2010 02:21 AM