High winds and 17 inches of snow on top of the 28 year old dome were too much to handle. Workers sprayed hot water to exhilarate snow melt Saturday, but this storm was too powerful. The building was evacuated and by Sunday morning the inflated dome collapsed.

Viking's Metrodome collapses

This storm was/is a big one, with 63-mph gust measured on Lake Michigan near Chicago & Waves up to 25 feet crashed along the shore, eroding beaches in northwestern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

Minnesota Vikings dome collapses

Vikings lease expires after the 2011 season… rumors are the organization is interested in relocating to Los Angeles.