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Football's Free Tonight In Detroit

Snow collapsed the cover at Minneapolis' Metrodome, forcing the NFL to move the Vikings-Giants game to Detroit. Motor City fans who want to see tonight's game won't have to pay.

This won't warm the hearts of fans in Minneapolis, but football fanatics in Detroit are getting an unexpected treat today.

Tickets to tonight's Minnesota Vikings-New York Giants game, which is being played in the Motor City, are free.

The game was supposed to be played in Minneapolis yesterday. But, as Korva reported, it had to be moved when the Metrodome's roof caved in under heavy snow.

There was a long line several hours before the ticket windows opened this morning, the Detroit News says.

Unfortunately for tens of thousands of others in the Detroit area, however, the power's out -- and temperatures are frigid. The Detroit Free-Press says crews have restored power to many who had lost it, however. Copyright 2010 National Public Radio. To see more, visit