10 Biggest Stories Of 2010 NFL Season: No.10: Metrodome Roof Collapses

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On December 10th and 11th, 2010, a severe snowstorm resulted in 17 inches of snow in Minnesota.

While inside the Metrodome the day after the snowstorm, a FOXSports camera crew noticed rain leaking from the roof and decided to leave their cameras inside the stadium overnight.

The extreme amounts of snow on the roof caused sagging in the center and it was deemed unsafe to remove the snow.

As a result, the cameras captured three panels of the roof tearing and enormous amounts of snow and ice falling into the stadium around 5:00 a.m. on December 12th. The NFL had already postponed the game until Monday night because of the weather conditions.

Because of the roof tearing, the game was moved to Detroit's Ford Field. (A fourth panel ripped, causing more snow and ice to fall, on December 15th.)

The league moved the Vikings' final home game, against the Chicago Bears, to the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

The Vikings' final two games we...

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