Construction crews took a big step Sunday towards demolishing the Metrodome. Anyone in the downtown area may have heard a loud blast as explosives were used to take down a concrete ring beam inside the Dome.
As the Metrodome prepares to be deflated, a lot of people are reflecting back on their time spent inside the stadium. The Dome was home to the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Even though they moved out four years ago, the Twins have cleaned out their Target Field closets and found lots of unique memorabilia. Many items came from their hold home, the Metrodome.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority called their final meeting Friday before the Metrodome’s roof comes down. The MSFA says it all depends on Saturday’s weather. If the wind is too strong, they won’t be able to deflate the roof. But if things go as scheduled, the massive dome will come down. Cameras will be placed inside the stadium and on buildings surrounding it.
Sunday marks the end of an era in Minnesota sports history. The Vikings last regular-season game will be the final event at the Metrodome before demolition begins, making way for a new stadium. For the past month, concession workers have been sharing their memories on a growing message board. The tunnels underneath the Metrodome are a place where few fans have ever traveled, but near the loading elevator, history is on display.
A sellout crowd is expected at Mall of America Field on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions during their final game at the Metrodome. That has police and dome staff preparing for the anything.
The big dig is on. Construction on a new Vikings stadium is well underway. In fact, it’s going so fast that the demolition of the old Dome could happen soon. Mortenson Construction Company, the builder of the new stadium, has already removed 100,000 tons of dirt, creating a vast hole that is essentially a foundation for the new facility. Workers are putting in the pilings to secure the outer perimeter. All of this is in preparation for the last Dome event: the Vikings game against the Lions on Dec. 29.
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For millions of people enduring this week’s extreme heat and humidity, it feels like they’re living in a pressure cooker. And in a sense, they are.
On Wednesday at 7 a.m., the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission will attempt to “raise the roof” at the Metrodome after seven months of sagging.
Repair on the Metrodome roof is moving right along with an expected completion date just announced.
Here’s a sign that the repair work at the Metrodome is making progress — the Dome’s concourses are open again Saturday to inline skaters and runners.
A major event scheduled for this weekend at the Metrodome is being cancelled because of the roof collapse.
The Metrodome roof repair job may be bigger than first anticipated.
Another hole in the roof of the Metrodome forced an emergency evacuation on Wednesday night.
Since opening in 1982, more than 73 million people have visited the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome — home of the Minnesota Vikings. The Dome, as it’s lovingly referred to by fans, has a 10-acre Teflon-coated fiberglass roof, which is supported by 20 electric fans boosting 90 horsepower each.