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Sample collection problem: People bought Metrodome urinals

By Darin Gantt

If you had a couple of cups of coffee this morning, and needed a break somewhere between Bud Grant’s garage sale and going out for a hot dog lunch with Johnny Manziel, you’re in luck. According Paul Walsh of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, urinal troughs from the Metrodome have been […]

Metrodome Demolition Reaches Completion Early

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Metrodome is no more.

Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team’s old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule.

The building was razed to make way for a nearly $1 […]

Officials: 80 Percent Of Metrodome To Be Recycled

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you drive by the site of what used to be the Metrodome now, you won’t recognize much of the former home of the Minnesota Vikings.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Wednesday that more than 80 percent of the Metrodome will be recycled as part of the […]

Minnesota Vikings’ home field Metrodome demolishes

By Patra, Kevin The demolition of the Metrodome continued Sunday as part of the Minnesota Vikings’ former home was strapped with dynamite and destroyed. The team moves to a new stadium in 2016.

Source: National Football League

Another piece of Vikings’ Metrodome demolished

By Patra, Kevin The demolition of the Metrodome continued Sunday as part of the Minnesota Vikings’ former home was strapped with dynamite and destroyed. The team moves to a new stadium in 2016.

Source: National Football League

Metrodome demolition delayed after beam fell unexpectedly on Monday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings fans will have to wait a little longer before the Metrodome no longer graces the Minneapolis skyline.

Demolition is delayed until at least later this week, pending contractor Mortenson Construction’s investigation into what went wrong after a beam fell unexpectedly. No one was injured and no equipment was damaged, […]

Demolition Crews Begin Tearing Down Metrodome Walls

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.

It’s a rugged yet meticulous process, bringing down a stadium that used to have the nickname Thunder Dome. Now, all the decibels are […]

From Dome To Duffel: Minn. Man Makes Use Of Metrodome’s Roof

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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. The first 13 of those […]

Metrodome Roof Structure Demolished With Blasts

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

Mortenson Construction said before the blasts that the noise would have a lower decibel level than pyrotechnics […]

Down goes the Metrodome (roof)

By Mike Florio

As stadium implosions go, this one wasn’t all that memorable. Still, it’s always fun to watch stuff getting torn down, and on Saturday the roof at the Metrodome was deflated for good. Vikings.com has time-lapse video of the next step toward dismantling the Metrodome. Fittingly, the development comes one day after […]