6 worst Minnesota Vikings moments from the past decade

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6. Metrodome roof gives up (2010)

Prior to the 2010 season, the Vikings and their owners had spent a number of years trying to figure out how to get the franchise a new stadium.

Minnesota’s home venue at the time was an old, rundown building known as the Metrodome and it was no longer a suitable place for the team to play at least eight times per season. Despite the venue being out of date, the Vikings owners still faced a ton of opposition when it came to convincing people in the Twin Cities to help the team build a new stadium.

Then as Minnesota was preparing for a Week 14 matchup on their home field against the New York Giants, a massive snowstorm wreaked havoc on the Metrodome. Thanks to the storm dropping more than a foot of snow in Minneapolis, the inflatable roof of the Metrodome couldn’t take the pressure and the snow eventually burst right through and fell onto the field.

The Vikings quickly had to move the location of their game with the Giants and the matchup wound up taking place inside Detroit’s Ford Field. Minnesota ended up with a 21-3 loss to New York, but the Metrodome roof collapsing is what likely resulted in the Vikings finally convincing enough people that the team badly needed a new home stadium.