The job of fixing the roof of the Metrodome has gotten slightly more complicated.
Initially, it appeared that only three panels from the inflatable roof of the Vikings’ home stadium had been damaged. According to John Welbes of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the number could now be nine.
Per the report, fabrication of the new panels is scheduled to commence today at a plant in Tijuana, Mexico. A report is expected today regarding the timeline for the repairs.
Initially, $1.5 million was set aside for the repairs. Surely, the final number will be much higher than that. (We’re assuming that the costs will be covered by insurance.)
Expense is secondary to duration. The roof needs to be repaired by August 2011, or the Vikings will be playing more games at TCF Bank Stadium.
Or at Ford Field.
Or, eventually, in L.A.