Fans invade Metrodome of eve of the Vikings final game there

  • Article by: Maya Rao , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Vikings die-hards, 6,000 strong, streamed into the Metrodome on Saturday evening to snap pictures on the field, toss footballs around and peek into the locker room of their favorite football team on the eve of the last game at the 31-year-old stadium.

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dr4golfDec. 28, 13 9:09 PM

Amazing what people find nostalgic. Its first year open I went to a Twins game and thought, wow, this place sucks. And the years have proven that to be true. Cheap buys you crap, and that is what the Dome was built on. Seen many a game there and cannot wait until it is gone from the landscape.

dcvikingsfanDec. 28, 13 9:29 PM

Dr. yea this place was a dump from the beginning, but itt's the memories. It opened for me when I was 12 saw tons of Twins games there. Went to hundreds of vikings games, and when I went to the U I went to a cpl Gopher games. haha.. but to me this dump has been around for 31 of my 43 years and even though i can't wait for the new stadium, there is something about this place I will miss.

pattyzanDec. 28, 13 9:44 PM

Because of the dome, we won 2 world series titles.

misterwittDec. 28, 1310:12 PM

" Fans invade Metrodome of eve of the Vikings final game there "...editor take the night of? Goodbye dome....

kennyrogersDec. 28, 1311:10 PM

i don't care what anybody says, nothing was greater than that game 7 world championship in 1987 after over 25 years of blown world series and super bowls.

bizsmithDec. 29, 13 6:48 AM

I liked the dome. I could afford season tickets when it first opened, I'll probably will never get to see even one game in the new building.

tubbykillDec. 29, 13 8:46 AM

6000 people? So like 3 X as many as travelled to the goof bowl game?

thefalconDec. 29, 1310:09 AM

And now bring on the new stadium paid for by the public. Smokers you should be proud and keep on puffing them away!. If fact smoke three packs a day if you can. The wilfs will be greatful to you!

dcvikingsfanDec. 29, 1310:39 AM

Yea. The Falcon great argument... puff away so all of us can pay more taxes in heath care for these saps that get sick.. At least The Vikings give back to the community.. what do smokers give us? Second hand smoke..lame

tanner34Dec. 29, 1311:22 AM

Okay, it wasn't the greatest sports arena ever. The seating was kinda dumb and the sight lines were not always the best but we did have some pretty good times there...We saw a couple of world series championships, a Superbowl and even "Wrestle-Rock" from the AWA days. Yeah, it was a dumb sports arena, but you know what...? It was OUR dumb sports arena...See ya Metrodome and thanks for everything...!


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