MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Metrodome is now just an active deconstruction site. The dome deflated on Saturday morning, and pieces are being quickly disassembled to make way for the new Vikings stadium.
But some of those pieces will find new purposes. Or the same purpose, but at a different kind of stadium — a high school football field.
The United South Central School District is building a new K-12 school near Wells, Minnesota. But money for the football field was looking pretty slim.
A local construction company is building a concrete grandstand for free, which is perfect for the 840 Metrodome stadium seats that they bought for $40 a pop.
They say that’s a lot cheaper than putting in bleachers, and cooler, too.
“People are very excited just at the thought our stadium is going to have some of the same seats that may have been through the World Series, or whatever, so the community’s really excited about it,” said Jerry Jensen, school superintendent.
The new school, and football field, should be ready next fall.