Metrodome needs new turf

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 19, 2011 - 9:50 PM

A study found the one-year-old artificial surface was under water for too long. The low bid is for $476,000.

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meemaaJul. 19, 11 9:30 PM

I thought the last story on this topic said that the new turf was needed partially because of the heavy equipment driving over it?? Why didn't they cover it before they drove over it?

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chiefreynoldsJul. 19, 11 9:31 PM

Bring the old to my house and I can cover my yard with it. I hate mowing.

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pelicanpoopJul. 19, 11 9:38 PM

Nice -- new roof, new turf... now just paint the place and Zyggi will have his fancy new building -- and the taxpayers won't have to waste a billion dollars!

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drudgemonkeyJul. 19, 11 9:50 PM

Sounds to me like Zygi got his new stadium. New roof, new turf. Good for the next 10 years at least. Problem solved.

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mngoldJul. 19, 11 9:52 PM

Replace the turf and tell Ziggy this is all you get and that anything else is on his own dime.

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case77Jul. 19, 11 9:53 PM

@meema- to my knowledge they did put a few layers of plywood over the turf before they started heavy work in the dome. My uncle was head of the iron workers that did the panel work and he said they laid down plywood for 3 days to completely cover all the turf

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petenelsonJul. 19, 11 9:58 PM

No low bid, unless it's a quality carpet...

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mankato58Jul. 19, 1110:00 PM

Seeing as it is a direct result of storm damage to the roof I would think insurance would be no problem. Given that the turf is only one year old means limited depreciation. However, even if it isn't covered by insurance 50,000 x 10 games = less than one dollar per ticket and it is paid for.

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jstanthrnbrJul. 19, 1110:02 PM

Too bad. Let them play on dirt or in LA. I am done supporting these things.

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hasdogsJul. 19, 1110:16 PM

meemaa - they did, plywood and plastic sheets. But the many tons of snow that fell also melted before they covered the field to begin repairs.

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