DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have stopped distributing free tickets to Monday night’s football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants.

Levon Putney reports

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The team said in a statement Monday there was an “overwhelming response” to tickets for the Vikings’ home game that was moved to Monday at Ford Field in Detroit after the Metrodome’s inflated roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow a day earlier.

The Lions said those holding a ticket to the Giants-Vikings game scheduled in Minneapolis will be admitted and given preferred seating in Detroit. Fans with tickets from Sunday’s Packers-Lions game in Detroit will be admitted free with no reserved seating.

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Ford Field seats 64,500 people.

Shivering fans braving 12-degree temperatures lined up hours before free tickets became available at 9 a.m. at Ford Field.

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