Metrodome repairs suspended; TCF stadium has league 'confidence'

By KBJR News 1

December 16, 2010 Updated Dec 16, 2010 at 2:50 PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS - The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission suspended work at the Metrodome on Thursday, following Wednesday's break of a fourth Teflon roof panel. The tear caused new snow and ice to fall onto the Metrodome floor.

According to a report by startribune.com, officials with the commission, said that Thursday would be spent planning how to remove the snow and ice on the Dome so that work crews can safely
work on replacing the torn panels.

At the meeting was Eric Grubman, executive vice president of the NFL, thanked the commission for doing its best "under trying circumstances." Grubman said "100 percent of our focus" is directed at holding Monday night's Minnesota Vikings game at TCF Bank stadium at the University of Minnesota.

"We're confident we'll be able to pull the game off," Grubman said.

The report goes on say early estimates to replace the roof at the Metrodome are between 12 to 15 million dollars.

Three panels at the Metrodome ripped Sunday morning after last weekend's snow storm which rocked the Twin Cities area, as well as a large portion of southern Minnesota.

Posted by Joe Dufek
Courtesy: startribune.com