A piece of St. Paul history came down Sunday morning in dramatic fashion. Demolition crews brought down a towering smokestack as part of the ongoing demolition of the Island Station Power plant. After standing over the Mississippi riverfront for more than 90 years, the 280-foot smokestack crumbled in a matter of seconds.
The Minnesota Vikings spent more than a decade campaigning for public funding for a new stadium, finally winning the long, arduous struggle for state approval last spring.
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.
The last remaining concrete ring beam at the Metrodome is scheduled to be demolished Sunday.
An association representing Minnesota police officers is suing the National Football League over a policy banning handguns in stadiums unless the gun holder is providing security. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association says this means off-duty officers can’t keep their weapons in stadiums.
Demolition of the Metrodome was put on hold after an unexpected collapse on Monday. Officials say a beam on the top tier of the Dome fell while crews were working on the structure yesterday afternoon.
It’s a milestone week in the demolition of the Metrodome, with crews starting to knock holes in the exterior walls, starting with the northeast corner.
At Target Field or the Xcel Energy Center, Jim Cunningham is always in on the action. He’s been with the Wild since they began and the Twins even longer — 18 years — as a Game Host, entertaining fans and leading contest giveaways.
It’s another milestone in the demolition of the Metrodome. On Sunday, the cables that supported the facility’s famous roof were severed as construction crews set off about a dozen explosive charges.
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.
It’s a bittersweet day for Minnesota Vikings fans as we say goodbye to the Metrodome for good. It was deflation day for the Metrodome’s Teflon roof, and until early Saturday morning there was doubt weather conditions would allow construction crews to get it done.
Love it or hate it, the white-domed roof is soon to be gone. By Saturday night, the teflon bubble that’s been a part of the Twin Cities skyline for more than 30 years will likely be gone.
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.
Minnesota Vikings fans will celebrate anything, from a big win to a new coach. On Saturday, purple-clad faithful will gather at Hubert’s across the street from the Metrodome, as its iconic white roof is deflated. The event, coined “Dome-O Arigato,” which in Japanese means “thanks a lot,” will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
When one stadium goes up, another one must come down. That’s what happening right now in downtown Minneapolis. On Saturday, the Metrodome will go flat. It’s a speedy demolition process to make way for the new billion dollar Vikings stadium. Crews broke ground more than a month ago and the time has come to clear out the building for the next phase.
They’re the seats that meant so much, for so many years. Monday, season ticket holders had to wait a little longer to call them their own.
The Vikings wrap up the season with a less-than-stellar outcome. Their 5-10-1 record cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. It’s the type of showing that makes many Minnesotans lose faith in the purple and gold. But there’s one group of fans out there who pledge lifelong loyalty to the team. They call themselves the “Viking World Order.”
Bolt by bolt, each chair is being removed from the Metrodome. So far, more than 3,000 seats have been sold to individuals, with more than 900 purchased by nonprofits.
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Work started today at 7am on removing the seats at the Metrodome.
Well, it’s the end of an era. What better way to pay tribute to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome then to relive some of its greatest moments. WCCO’s Mark Rosen counts down his top 10.
Minnesota Viking fans are a bit melancholy after the Vikings beat the Lions at the Metrodome. The dome will be demolished next month to make room for a new stadium.
Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson scored two more touchdowns, including the go-ahead catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 14-13 on Sunday in the final game at the Metrodome after 32 seasons.