The NFL has announced that the Giants-Vikings game will take place from Ford Field in Detroit on Monday at 6:20 p.m. CST due to the Metrodome / Mall of America Field’s roof collapsing early on Sunday morning. More details will be posted soon…
Statement from Greg Aiello, NFL Senior Vice President of Public Relations:
We were notified this morning by the Metrodome / Mall of America Field authorities that the dome will not be available for the Giants-Vikings game on Monday or Tuesday. We are currently exploring alternatives to play the game Monday night at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium or another domed NFL stadium. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
Stay with vikings.com for more info as it becomes available.
Update: Here is another statement from Aiello:
The Vikings and University of Minnesota have worked cooperatively and diligently on the re-location of the Giants-Vikings game. The university, however, has informed the Vikings that unfortuately its stadium was shut down for winter and would take several days to prepare for an NFL game. We are continuing to explore options at other NFL domed stadiums to play the game Monday night.
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The 2010 season constitutes the Vikings 50th in franchise history and the organization has embarked on a season-long celebration to honor this moment, with the pinnacle moment of the celebration being an awards ceremony on Sunday, December 19 where the organization will unveil its 50 Greatest Players and also recognize other valuable members and aspects of 50 years of Vikings football.
One of the greatest Vikings of all-time – QB Fran Tarkenton – has committed to attending the event. And he’s also gone a step further by creating a video in which he speaks about his excitement for the upcoming event, the first-ever Vikings team and also the relationship he has with his former head coach, Bud Grant.
We encourage you to click the link in the paragraph above this one to watch and listen to Tarkenton. It’s a treat to hear him speak about his time with the Vikings and a recent conversation he had with his former head coach. If this video is any indication of the kind of night December 19 will be, those who’ve purchased tickets to be in the building for this once-in-a-lifetime event will have a time they’ll never forget.
The Vikings anticipate tremendous attendance among its alumni, with players such as Anthony Carter, Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Tommy Kramer, Jim Marshall, Randall McDaniel, Ahmad Rashad and Robert Smith all confirming their participation.
You can be there, too. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event.
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