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Vikings-Giants Game Will Be Played At Ford Field On Monday Night

UPDATE II: Here is ticket info via FOX Sports Detroit:

Vikings-Giants game at Ford Field: Free tickets available at box office at 9 a.m. Monday. Sunday's Lions ticket stubs also valid for Monday.

Seating will be general admission, but you do need a ticket to get into the stadium.

UPDATE: As soon as I posted this story it was announced that the Vikings-Giants game will indeed be played at Ford Field on Monday night. It will kick off at 7:20 p.m. ET. (Original story below.)

A ridiculous snowstorm plowed through Minneapolis on Saturday and dumped so much snow that the roof of the Metrodome collapsed early this morning. The Vikings were supposed to host a game against the Giants at the Metrodome today, but the decision was made yesterday to push it back to Monday night. The Giants were stuck in Kansas City because they couldn't fly into Minneapolis, and the Metrodome wasn't believed to be safe enough for a game (we now can see why).

Because the Metrodome's roof has collapsed, officials don't believe the stadium will be ready for a game Monday night or even Tuesday. This means that the Giants and Vikings are going to have to play each other at another venue, and Ford Field has been mentioned as one of the possibilities. Originally it looked like the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium could host the game, but temperatures are expected to be 10 degrees below zero on Monday night, so it's unlikely.

Right now it appears that the host of this game will be either Ford Field or Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium. Ford Field would make sense because all of the staff, security, stats technology and other aspects of an NFL game day are in place for a game and FOX already has their equipment at the stadium for Detroit's game today. The Colts already played this week, so Lucas Oil Field wouldn't necessarily be prepped for a football game (especially one on FOX), although I'm sure it would be ready by tomorrow night if the game is moved to Indy.

The Lions have never hosted a regular season game on a Monday night since moving to Ford Field. The Vikings-Giants game wouldn't technically be a Monday Night Football broadcast since FOX is still set to televise it (in the Minnesota and New York regions only), but it would be equal parts ironic and depressing if the first Monday night NFL game at Ford Field doesn't even include the Lions. (Detroit's last regular season MNF game was a 35-0 loss to the Rams back in 2001.)

(Side note: Mother Nature must be a Brett Favre fan. His streak of consecutive starts would have ended had the game been played today as originally scheduled, but now with another day to rest it's possible he will play.)

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