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NFL looking for new venue for Giants-Vikes

PHOTO TAKEN OCT.31,2000 The Hubert H.Humphrey Metrodome at

PHOTO TAKEN OCT.31,2000 The Hubert H.Humphrey Metrodome at dusk. Part of downtown Minneapolis is visable on bottom of photo --- University of Michigan/ West Bank area is in background strattling the Mississippi River. MUST CREDIT: STAR TRIBUNE/DAVID BREWSTER Photo Credit: Star Tribune

Could the Giants and the Vikings be playing in Detroit? Or Indy? Or St. Louis?

One thing seems clear -- they won't be playing in either the Metrodome or New Meadowlands Stadium.

The NFL issued a statement moments ago through spokesman Greg Aiello:

"We were notified this morning by the Metrodome authorities that the dome will not be available for the Giants-Vikings game on Monday or Tuesday. We are currently exploring alternatives to play the game Monday night at the University of Minnesota stadium or another domed NFL stadium. We will continue provide information as it becomes available."

While the University of Minnesota stadium might seem like the logical place, the Giants are apparently traveling without any of their cold-weather gear. Brandon Jacobs tweeted as much this morning. So there could be some hesitation to play the game at an outdoor stadium.

As they say in the business ... stay tuned!

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