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Metrodome roof collapses in dramatic fashion

Minnesota TwinsThe roof literally fell in at the HHH Metrodome, the former home of the Minnesota Twins and the current home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, forcing the NFL to move the Vikings/Giants game to Detroit’s Ford Field.

The roof tore in several places under the weight of two or more feet of snow; two panels were completely out.

You can view footage of the collapse here:

The roof is expected to be repaired at some point; at risk may be next Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Of greater concern is the long-term future of Metrodome and the U baseball program. The Minnesota Legislature is expected to discuss a replacement for the Vikings, and having the roof fall in certainly will accelerate those discussions. If the Metrodome does come down in the near future, the U will need to either make Siebert Field habitable or find a temporary home while a new U ballpark is built. The Gophers already played a game at Target Field last spring; Midway Stadium might also be an alternative.

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