Rand: Bidding adieu to the Dome

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  • Updated: December 30, 2013 - 6:57 AM

As a pregame stroll through the concourse of the Metrodome turned to a slow shuffle and then a halt at one of the many clog-up points on Sunday, a man was heard to remark: “I sure won’t miss this part.”

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snoebirdDec. 29, 13 9:18 PM

Vikings fans will long for the Dome during cold-weather games at TCF Bank Stadium because there's a big difference between a two-deck stadium with two concourses and a two-deck stadium with one concourse. The Bank, which has only one concourse, had a record crowd for a cold-weather game between the Gophers and Badgers in November, and halftime became dangerous when virtually everyone tried to leave their seats to enter the concourse for various personal needs. Beer sales were ending, and a lot of people who didn't need to use the restrooms did so anyway because they were heated. A lot of Badger and Gopher flesh was compressed in a chaotic 20 minutes.

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