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Minneapolis Airport Closes; Opponents Charter Diverted To Kansas City

The New York Giants, who the Vikings will host this weekend. . .theoretically. . .left early this morning for their trip to Minneapolis. Unfortunately, all of the runways at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport were closed at roughly 11:30 AM Central time due to the blizzard that the Twin Cities are going through at the moment.


As a result, the Giants' team charter has been diverted to Kansas City, where the team will be stranded until the runways re-open at MSP, whenever that might be. League spokesman Greg Aiello said via Twitter than the league is still shooting for a noon Central time kickoff between the Vikings and the Giants, even if that means the Giants arriving in Minneapolis in the wee hours of Sunday morning.


The Daily Norseman is tracking this story, and will have updates as more information becomes available.


Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.