This weekend marks the final days of the Metrodome. Sunday will be the final time the public is allowed inside before demolition begins to make way for a new stadium.
It’s officially two days until the end of an era, as the Vikings and their fans get set for the team’s final game at the Metrodome, and the last day the public will be allowed inside. But things will be different at this game for another reason.
Adrian Peterson has tried to play through a sprained foot and a lingering groin injury, but he is doubtful to play in Sunday’s final regular-season game at home against the Detroit Lions. Peterson is third in the league in rushing with 1,266 yards. He practiced on a limited basis this week for the Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1), who on Sunday play the final game in the Metrodome’s history.
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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 Minnesota Vikings will honor their former center, Matt Birk, before the game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, the team announced Thursday.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is aiming to play in the season finale despite a sprained right foot that has slowed him the last few weeks. Peterson took part in practice Thursday. He said prior to the workout his “mindset is to be out there” Sunday against Detroit, the last game ever at the Metrodome. But Peterson acknowledged he felt uncomfortable last week at Cincinnati. He said “stay tuned,” as to whether he’ll be healthy enough to play.
It’s the end of an era. With its 32-year life coming to an end on Sunday, we took a look back at some of the best memories at the Metrodome. The dome, which opened on April 3, 1982, was home to not only the Minnesota Vikings — who play its final game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday — but the Minnesota Twins, before Target Field’s introduction.
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talked with to the team about his job status Tuesday morning. He believes that could have been reason the team lost focus in last week’s blow out loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings will have a ceremony to say goodbye to Mall of America Field.
The Minnesota Vikings plan a big weekend for fans as the team closes out its final season at the Metrodome. The festivities begin Saturday with a “Last Season, Last Call” event from 4-7 p.m. at Mall of America Field at the downtown Minneapolis dome.
The Minnesota Vikings’ final game at the Metrodome is Sunday, but they aren’t the only ones moving out. After 24 years, Minnesotans have been lacing up their skates and hitting the concourses for the RollerDome. But Monday night’s skate was the second to last inside the dome. After Friday, the RollerDome will be history.
The Minnesota Vikings will play one more time at the Metrodome before the building is torn down. While most eyes are on the field during a game, WCCO found that police have plenty to do that has nothing to do with football.
Vikings, Wolves, and Wild all win over the weekend.
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.
even state champions were crowned last weekend as the Minnesota State High School League hosted its final Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. For seven teams, getting to hoist a championship trophy last weekend made the extra weightlifting and work over the summer worth it. Over the course of 13 or 14 weeks, teammates became best friends as they all drove toward a common goal: Getting to the Metrodome for the Prep Bowl and winning it.
The popular Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam event visits the Metrodome for the last time on Saturday. The action starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are still available at Ticketmaster outlets. Prices start at $20 dollars for adults and $10 bucks for kids ages 2-12.
After years of controversy and public debate, Tuesday marks the beginning of the end for the Metrodome. State officials and the Minnesota Vikings will break ground for a new NFL football stadium.
Vikings rally to win!
For more than three decades, the weekend after Thanksgiving has been special for high school football players. This weekend will be the last time the Prep Bowl will be held at the Metrodome. The venue is coming down to make way for a new Vikings stadium. For Noah Rockholl, the quarterback on last year’s football team, Friday is a special day. “You can drive through the streets of Underwood today and I guarantee you won’t see a single person or a car in the town,” Rockholl said. “The whole the whole town’s here.”
Some collectors are bringing the Metrodome’s old right field wall home after paying a combined $3,025 for pieces of the “Baggie.” A pair of 16-feet-high, 190-feet-long sections of the famed fence sold during an online auction that concluded Monday. One went for $2,025 and the other for $1,000. Together, the items drew 190 bids. When the Minnesota Twins played at the Metrodome from 1982-2009, left-handed hitters took aim at the dark blue wall that stood only 327 feet from home plate. To make up for the short distance, the fence was extended for a total height of 23 feet. When balls bounced off the wall, it rippled like a garbage bag, spawning the nickname.
The Metrodome is about to host what will likely be the last college football game played under the Teflon-topped stadium.