Wind could delay Dome deflation

  • Article by: Janet Moore , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 7:03 AM

If the weather cooperates, the stadium’s iconic white roof will collapse slowly — and on camera. If it’s too windy, expect a delay.

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ottlukkJan. 17, 1410:18 PM

Perhaps the hot air of e-pulltab revenues could keep the dome inflated.

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jojoobooJan. 17, 1410:35 PM

When aren't winds over 5mph in January?

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rayk1800Jan. 17, 1411:02 PM

In the old days, time would be published and people would come down to see it. Everything is sissified nowadays.

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Chein1Jan. 17, 1411:25 PM

My memories of the Dome: #1 Kirby's home run in game 6 ... still brings chills. #2 The 46 games I went to in 1987. #3 One too many $1 dome dogs ... haven't had a hot dog since.

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rshacklefordJan. 18, 1412:02 AM

(Kelm-Helgen said): “This is a construction site, and there are many safety issues,” Kelm-Helgen said, noting that a Saturday was chosen because there are fewer people downtown on the weekend. ---- If she is so concerned about safety, why doesn't she make it happen at 3:30am on a Wednesday morning? She got a raise for this kind of "choosing a Saturday" reasoning when people are not working and have the freetime to drive on down? Maybe she has to please the Wilfs by making it a recordable event?

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thome2011Jan. 18, 1412:27 AM

In the old days, they would have let people inside to watch the deflation

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gdkxzyJan. 18, 1412:45 AM

It would have been very symbolic if they had deflated the dome on January 17 since that is the 15th anniversary of the 1998 NFC championship game.

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fouledanchorJan. 18, 14 6:46 AM

Why not just slowly and secretly let all the air leak out, and when the thing goes flat, blame it on the Refs.

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caribou21Jan. 18, 1410:43 AM

A 5 mph wind is a safety concern to stop a worksite? Seriously?? I have worked construction sites for over 15 years and not once had anything stopped for a 5 mph wind. Obviously this chairwoman is not from Minnesota. If you are going to stop work because there is "high winds" of 5 MPH, you would only work around 3 days out of the year in this state.

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