Farewell To The Dome: Metrodome Memories

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Metrodome Memories
1 Jan 1995: Coach Dennis Green of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines during the Vikings 35-18 defeat by the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mandatory
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1 Jan 1995: Quarterback Warren Moon of the Minnesota Vikings scrambles with the ball during the NFC Wild Card game against the Chicago Bears at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bears won the game 35-18.
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26 Jan 1992: Wide receiver James Lofton #80 of the Buffalo Bills jumps to catch the ball during Super Bowl XXVI against the Washington Redskins at Humpert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Redskins won 37-24.
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1 JAN 1995: MINNESOTA VIKINGS QUARTERBACK WARREN MOON IS SURROUNDED BY CHICAGO BEARS ,#93, TRACE ARMSTRONG, #53, DANTE JONES, AND #98, CARL SIMPSON IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE NFC CENTRAL WILDCARD GAME AT THE METRODOME IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
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7 Aug 1995: Wide receiver Cris Carter of the Minnesota Vikings moves down the field during a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings won the game, 23-19.
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Jan 26, 1992: Quarterback Mark Rypien of the Washington Redskins holds his daughter after Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Redskins defeated the Bills 37-24.
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6 Sep 1998: Kicker Gary Anderson #1 of the Minnesota Vikings in action during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Buccaneers 31-7.
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6 Apr 1992: Coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils cuts the net after winning a playoff game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Duke won the game 71-51.
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6 Apr 1992: General view of a playoff game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Michigan Wolverines at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Duke won the game 71-51.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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Metrodome Memories
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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Metrodome Memories
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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Metrodome Memories
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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Metrodome Memories
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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Metrodome Memories
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -1992: General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 20: Kirby Puckett #34 of the Minnesota Twins swings at a pitch during Game two of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves at the Metrodome on October 20, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Braves 3-2.
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6 Sep 1998: Randy Moss #84 (L) of the Minnesota Vikings is congratulated by teammates Cris Carter #80 (C) and Jake Reed #86 after scoring a touchdown during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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6 Jan 1990: Joe Montana #18 of the San Francisco 49ers gets ready to pass the ball during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 49ers defeated the Vikings 41-13.
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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 19: Umpire Steve Palermo throws out the first pitch before Game One of the 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves at the Metrodome on October 19, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 8: Message board at the Metrodome during Game One of the 1991 ALCS between the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays on October 8, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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24 Oct 1999: Head Coach Dennis Green of the Minnesota Vikings shakes hands with Head Coach Steve Mariucci of the San Francisco 49ers after the game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 40-16.
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24 Oct 1999: Jeff George #3 of the Minnesota Vikings talks to reporters before a game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 40-16.
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24 Oct 1999: Jeff George #3 of the Minnesota Vikings walks on the sidelines during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 40-16.
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25 Nov 2001 : View of the fireworks display during pre-game ceremonies of game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bears won 13-6 .
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21 Oct 2001: John Thierry #91 of the Green Bay Packers and teammates react as they loose the game to the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota . The Vikings won 35-13.
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29 Apr 2001: The Minnesota Twins take on the Baltimore Orioles at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Orioles 4-0.
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24 Nov 2001: Minnesota players run around the field after they beat Wisconsin 42-31 to reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul Bunyan's Axe has been the symbol of the rivalry between the two teams since 1948. The Gophers have not won it since 1994.
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2 Apr 2001: Fans make their way inside the Metrodome before the start of the NCAA National Championship Game of the Men's Final Four tournament between Arizona and Duke at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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2 Apr 2001: Duke and Arizona fans gather outside the Metrodome before the start of the NCAA National Championship Game of the Men's Final Four tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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2 Apr 2001: Jason Williams of Duke cuts down the net after defeating Arizona 82-72 in the NCAA National Championship Game of the Men's Final Four tournament at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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06 Jan 2001: Wide receiver Cris Carter #80 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings won 34-16 to advance to the NFC Championship.
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09 Dec 2001 : A banner honoring the late Korey Stringer of the Minnesota Vikings, hangs from the stands during the game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings beat the Giants 28-16.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 4: Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins connects with the ball during the American League Division Series against the Oakland A's on October 4, 2002 at the Hubert H Humphrey Dome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 4: The Minnesota Twins stand at attention during opening ceremonies prior to their game against the Oakland A's during the American League Division Series on October 4, 2002 at the Hubert H Humphrey Dome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9: Pitcher Joe Nathan #36 of the Minnesota Twins sits on the bench as the New York Yankees celebrate their victory over the Twins in game four of the American League Divisional Series at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 9, 2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 6-5 to advance to the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.
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MINNEAPOLIS: Minnesota Twins 2nd baseman Jay Canizaro (top) gets Cleveland Indians David Justice (bottom) out at second on a Manny Ramirez hit and makes the throw to first for the double play to end the second inning at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN 08 May 2000. The Indians defeated the Twins, 3-2.
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MINNEAPOLIS: Minnesota Vikings Daunte Culpepper tries to get rid of the ball but is sacked by Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chidi Ahanotu in the second quarter of their game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN 09 October 2000. The Vikings defeated the Bucaneers, 30-23.
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MINNEAPOLIS: Newly-elected governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura waves to the crowd after being presented a Minnesota Viking jersey by Viking owner Red McCombs during half time against the New Orleans Saints 08 November at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ex-pro wrestler and action movie actor was elected governor of the state of Minnesota 03 November.
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MINNEAPOLIS: Over the roar of the crowd, newly-elected governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura (R), talks with Minnesota Viking owner Red McCombs (L) on the field of the Metrodome during half time against the New Orleans Saints 08 November in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ex-pro wrestler and action-movie actor was elected governor of Minnesota 03 November.
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MINNEAPOLIS: Minnesota Twins' catcher Tom Prince (C) is tossed out of the game by home plate umpire Paul Emmel (R) before Twins' pitcher Rick Reed (L) following a disputed call over Kansas City Royals' Mike Sweeney being safe at home in the third inning 16 April 2002 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - APRIL 8: A general view of the sign "Kirby Puckett Pl" taken during the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox at the Metrodome, on April 8, 2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - JUNE 4: A view inside the Metrodome during the Minnesota Twins game against the New York Yankees on June 4, 2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees won the game 4-3 in the tenth inning.
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MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 11: Head coach Mike Tice of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the St. Louis Rams on December 11, 2005 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rams 27-13.
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15 Apr 2000: Cal Ripken Jr. #8 of the Baltimore Orioles waves to the fans after he hits number 3,000 during the game against the Minnesota Twins at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Orioles defeated the Twins 6-4.
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17 Jan 1999: Cris Carter #80 of the Minnesota Vikings tries for the catch during the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons at the H. H. H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Falcons defeated the Vikings 30-27.
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14 Dec 1997: Quarterback Randall Cunningham #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the football during the Vikings 14-13 loss to the Detroit Lions at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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6 Sep 1998: General view of the mascot for the Minnesota Vikings in action during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Buccaneers 31-7.
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6 Sep 1998: Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings in action during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Buccaneers 31-7.
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17 Jan 1999: Head coach Brian Billick of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines during the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons at HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Falcons defeated the Vikings 30-27.
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24 Oct 1999: A banner for the Minnesota Vikings is run past the crowd during the game against San Francisco 49ers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 40-16.
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MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 17: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles as he walks off the field after the game against the Chicago Bears at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 17, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bears 20-13.
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MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 17: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Chicago Bears at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 17, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bears 20-13.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 6: A fan takes a picture of the Metrodome, the Minnesota Twins home in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 6, 2009. It's the last home opener for the Twins at the Metrodome; they'll open at the new Target Field, also in Minneapolis, in 2010.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the football against the San Francisco 49ers at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 27, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 0-0.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings pumps his fists in celebration after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 27-24 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 27, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Favre threw a 32-yard pass for a touchdown with two seconds left in the game for the win.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Brad Childress of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 27, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 27-24.
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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 06: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with fans after winning the American League tiebreaker game against the Detroit Tigers on October 6, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22: Sidney Rice #18 of the Minnesota Vikings (centre) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Bernard Berrian #87 and Visanthe Shiancoe #81 after his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 06: Carlos Gomez #22 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with teammates in the locker room after the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the American League Tiebreaker game on October 6, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings waves to fans after the game against the Dallas Cowboys on August 27, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings 23-17.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 4: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings waits in the tunnel before the game against the Denver Broncos on December 4, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 01: Jimmy Kleinsasser #40 of the Minnesota Vikings talks to the media following his last game against the Chicago Bears at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 01, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings kicks a field goal with Chris Kluwe #5 of the Minnesota Vikings holding during the opening day against the Minnesota Vikings September 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Jaguars 26-23 in overtime.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 9: of the season opener on September 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 9: Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the preseason game against the Houston Texans on August 9, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 27: Fans hold up a sign during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers on October 27, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 7: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings waits before taking the field against the Washington Redskins on November 7, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Kevin Williams #93 and Matt Asiata #44 of the Minnesota Vikings walk off the field after a win of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30.
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MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 14: Minnesota Vikings take to the field at the start of the Monday night game against the Oakland Raiders Monday August 14, 2006 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 14: Minnesota Viking fans stare at the field after the Vikings lose to the Oakland Raiders in a pre-season game August 14, 2006 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions chats with head coach Glen Mason of the Minnesota Golden Gophers at mid field prior to their game on October 7, 2006 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04: Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins high five Michael Cuddyer #5 against the Oakland Athletics during game two of the American League Division Series at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 04, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Fair skies abound outside as the Atlanta Falcons face off against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Fans put on their game face as the Atlanta Falcons face off against the Minnesota Vikings during week one NFL action at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Fans head into the stadium as the Atlanta Falcons face off against the Minnesota Vikings during week one NFL action at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Referee John Parry #132 oversees the action as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-3 at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: The Vikings cheerleaders perform as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-3 at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: The Vikings emerge from the ship as the enter the field as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-3 at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Mascot Viktor the Viking supports his team as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-3 at the Metrodome on September 9, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 12: This photo composite shows Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium before (above) and after it's inflatable roof collapsed under the weight of snow and during a storm Sunday morning December 12, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow in parts of the Midwest forcing the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings to be postponed till Monday and will be played in Detroit's Ford Field. There were no injuries reported from the collapse of the dome.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: A torn section of the roof sags inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 13, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of snow after a powerful blizzard hit the area on December 12, 2010.
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