Bill Lester

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    May 5, 2011

    Metrodome expected to have a roof again by late July [PHOTOS]

    Photo: MSFCThis is what $18 million dollars in roof looks like.​The Metrodome will soon be whole again. If all goes as planned, the new roof will be up by the last week of July, says Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. After that, they'll need to ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: Out of commission at least through March [Updated]

    MSFCThe entire Dome will be a construction zone while workers install new panels.​The Metrodome isn't going to be ready for play at least through March. That means roughly 300 baseball games scheduled for the field in the next three months are going to be played elsewhere, says Bill Lester, E ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Metrodome collapse survivor: Maintenance man escaped roof deluge in fork lift [VIDEO]

    Who or what escaped the Metrodome collapse? Now we know the answer.‚ÄčIt was one of the most-viewed videos of the weekend: Fox Sports' exclusive footage of the collapse of the Metrodome from inside.Producers suspected the Dome was going to give-way and wisely left their cameras running overnight, wh ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Converting the Metrodome in 12 hours

    While most Minnesotans were continuing their celebrations last night, workers at the Metrodome were anxious for everyone to get off the field and out of the building so they could start their work converting the field back into a baseball diamond.

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    September 26, 2007

    Dome, Sweet Dome

    On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

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    January 3, 2007

    Eye of the Beholder

    You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.

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    May 18, 2005
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    May 13, 2005

    The final solution

    Does the Metrodome roof contain the world's largest swastika? The poor Minnesota Twins. Despite a decade of trying to hornswoggle taxpayers into ponying up a couple of hundred million dollars for a new ballpark, the public remains firmly opposed to the idea. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll recentl ... More >>

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    December 3, 2003

    The Old Ball Game

    Pawlenty helps revive campaigns for new stadiums

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    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

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    December 29, 1999
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    November 25, 1998

    Soft Sell

    The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet

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    July 1, 1998
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    November 12, 1997

    The Perils of Pohlad

    Let's say the stadium financing and the team sale work out just the way Pohlad and the legislators plan it. For those who envision a return to the glory days of 1987 and 1991, or even a decently competitive team in a beautiful facility on a warm summer ni

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    March 5, 1997

    Trust Me, Inc.

    The twins don't want Minnesota to miss this fabulous offer!

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    March 27, 1996

    Let the Stadium Wars Begin

    A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.