It's history: Metrodome roof deflated in 35 minutes

  • Article by: JANET MOORE and KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 19, 2014 - 6:52 AM

The roof of the Metrodome was deflated early Saturday without a hitch. By April, the entire Dome will be gone.

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mstthreekJan. 18, 1410:35 AM

I guess the one thing we can say is that we got our money's worth out of that facility.

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elwood76Jan. 18, 1411:01 AM

Now that we've come this far, good riddance to the ugly dome !! 6' 2" tall and my knees in my chin, what a awful place for seating, and general usability. It's time to quit looking in the past and enjoy the future, (even tho I'm not a big fan of big money for pro sports when we have so many college teams all around to support and have fun at. Rabid Nebraska Cornhusker fans have just as much fun as the neighboring rabid Cheese Heads, and you know it.) But, this new stadium is likely a done deal, a lagging suit pending seems silly now, look ahead and enjoy it. I hope like heck my knees aren't in my chin if I ever get there.

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rlundl02Jan. 18, 1411:08 AM

You can say this about the place: Thirty years and no rain-outs for Twins games.

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BCanniffJan. 18, 1411:22 AM

So much for the Mann's lawsuit. A new stadium is long overdue.

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john287Jan. 18, 1411:26 AM

The Star Tribune should not use a still photo to represent a video in which the still photo does not appear. With the dome, we see a clear, aerial photo of the deflated dome, but the video is grainy and was shot in the dark from a far different angle. The deflating dome is but a sliver in the darkness. This is like putting a misleading headline on a story. Bad journalism.

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fwallenJan. 18, 1411:28 AM

Good riddance

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mrprogressiveJan. 18, 1411:36 AM

I'd rather not pay for the Walker, the MIA, the Guthrie, Minneapolis orchestra, the Cowles, etc. the new facility will be used by more people then all the arts facilities combined.

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kpbartJan. 18, 1412:03 PM

Dome deflated along with your bank account.

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jtkwiatekJan. 18, 1412:04 PM

mrprogressive because quality of life of many generations of MN citizen is football and Monster truck performance!! thanks God that you are in position made any decision about MN

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corruptJan. 18, 1412:06 PM

It's a good thing that the Vikings are not playing in the NFC Championship at the dome this weekend.

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