This happened at least once before. A few days prior to the Dallas/Minnesota game in 1982, the roof failed. It wasn’t as bad as today’s collapse. The crews managed to patch the roof and re-inflate it. The game was a Monday night affair and the field was still wet from the snow melt. Dallas lost badly that night but Tony Dorsett set an all-time record with his 99 yard touchdown run.
The video shown on Fox’s pre game show of today’s collapse was neat to watch. A slow motion disaster. It looks bad enough to move Minnesota’s Monday night game on the 20th somewhere else.