• Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Metrodome urinal troughs for sale, have been disinfected

    -- Update at bottom --For us men, there was something uniquely gross about peeing in the Metrodome troughs, at least when the bathroom was busy.Standing shoulder-to-shoulder, you could feel the vibrations of your neighbor burping or farting. Even worse... splashback. We won't elaborate.See also:Targ ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Vikings stadium construction already underway [PHOTOS]

    The final sad bits of the Metrodome came crashing down over the weekend. Concrete is still strewn on the site, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority tells us workers will soon crush it up and haul it away.SEE ALSO: The classic Zygi/Dayton photo: Top tweets After that, the Dome will be nothin ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Metrodome demolition porn: Top photos

    Over the past couple months, we've voyeuristically watched the public desecration of the Metrodome with a mixture of sentimental melancholia and anticipation of bigger and glassier things to come.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets With demolition wo ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Metrodome walls brought down in massive explosion [VIDEOS]

    A few weeks ago, the Metrodome cables came down. Yesterday, its walls were blown to bits.SEE ALSO: Metrodome looks sad during its last days [PHOTO]The first month and change of 2014 has been chock-full of Metrodome demolition images, but none have been dramatic than these video clips shot yesterday:

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    February 11, 2014

    New Vikings stadium: Latest renderings show baseball, basketball, soccer configurations [IMAGES]

    We're all in the habit of calling it the new Vikings stadium, so it's easy to forget that the place will host more than just football.SEE ALSO: Watch the roof get blown off the MetrodomeThe latest renderings released by HKS architects show what the place will look like when configured for baseball, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Watch the roof get blown off the Metrodome

    On Sunday morning, while New Jersey's MetLife Stadium was preparing for Super Bowl fireworks, the Metrodome readied explosions of its own.At 7:30 a.m., crews blew the roof off the 31-year-old, one-time home of the Vikings. See Also: - Metrodome looks sad during its last days [PHOTO] - Metrodome roo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Metrodome looks sad during its last days [PHOTO]

    The Minneapolis skyline will undergo a significant change on Saturday when power to the Metrodome is cut.RELATED: Some Metrodome seats were dismantled by fans following Vikings finale [PHOTO] Jenn Hathaway, communications director for the Sports Facilities Authority, told us that turning the power o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Vikings tickets pricier at TCF Bank Stadium, but you might not be able to buy 'em anyway

    The Vikings have released information about ticket prices for games at TCF Bank Stadium, and unsurprisingly, going to a game won't be as cheap as it was at the Metrodome.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsThe cheapest single-game ticket at TCF Stadium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Some Metrodome seats were dismantled by fans following finale [PHOTO]

    As the photo at the top of this post indicates, there were tons of security guards working yesterday's Vikings game, which will go down in history as the last event held at the Metrodome.SEE ALSO: Metrodome roof converted into bags [IMAGES] Officials were doing everything possible to prevent a repea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Met Stadium demolished by fans: Video of what officials don't want to happen at Metrodome

    On December 20, 1980, the Vikings played their last game at Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium. Fittingly, they lost. As the final gun sounded, hordes of fans, some of them seemingly dressed for trips to the disco that night, descended from the bleachers and began to dismantle the stadium with their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The Metrodome's musical history: A look back

    On Sunday, the final Vikings' game will take place at the Metrodome, their indoor football home since 1982. And beginning shortly afterward, the Dome will be demolished in order to build the new Vikings stadium. In addition to all of the unforgettable (but mostly frustrating) sports' memories that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Bummer: The Metrodome won't be blown up

    Here's a dose of bad news for those of you who looked forward to taking a half day off work sometime in February and heading downtown to see the worst stadium in America (in Time's opinion) get violently demolished: The Metrodome won't be blown up.HOLIDAY GIFT? Metrodome roof converted into bags [IM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    New NFL policy bans purses from Vikings games

    Ever arrived at the Metrodome for a Vikings game with just a few minutes to spare before kickoff, only to be forced to endure a painstaking line to get in the stadium as everyone in attendance is patted down and all bags are inspected?SEE ALSO: Bad news for cig smoking Twins fans: You can no longer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Metrodome is the worst stadium in America, says Time Magazine [VIDEO]

    Just a day before the Minnesota legislature approved a bill that will fund a new, nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium, Time Magazine named the Metrodome the worst stadium in the whole country.And while many of us have fond memories of watching the Twins and the Vikes under a Teflon roof while sitting ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2012

    Vikings stadium proposal isn't for the "people"

    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates

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    February 10, 2012

    Vikings stadium: Parking lot naming rights centerpiece of Ramsey County's revised plan

    Minnesota VikingsIn another step toward a dystopian future, Ramsey County wants to sell parking lot naming rights.​First we had the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Then, in order to capitalize on revenue from naming rights, we had Mall of America Field at the Metrodome.Soon, if Ramsey County officia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Dayton to Vikes: Metrodome site or bust

    ​The train wreck that is the Vikings stadium drive went a little more off the rails Monday afternoon.Governor Dayton told Zygi Wilf that the only workable site this session for a new stadium is the Metrodome, which happens to be the site least favored by Vikings ownership.With the team's Metrodome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    What would downtown look like without the Metrodome? [IMAGES]

    The city's 2003 plans imagine a Metrodome-less downtown.​The Metrodome, in its current form, has become an afterthought in recent weeks as Gov. Mark Dayton and Mayor R.T. Rybak push for the Vikings to stay somewhere in Minnesota. Though one Rybak proposal imagines an $895 million renovation of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Minnesota might sell Zygi Wilf the Metrodome for $1

    The Metrodome is for sale: Can anyone lend Zygi a quarter?​In the hectic lead-up to the proposed special session that will or will not approve a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, all things are on the table. The latest proposal is no crazier than the other ones -- for example, gettin' in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Herman Cain's Metrodome moment

    WikipediaHerman Cain: This is the Metrodome!​Herman Cain is suddenly, remarkably ascendant in the Republican Party. That the Godfather's Pizza guy has shot to the top of the pop charts may say more about his competition -- including Michele, our belle -- than about Cain's own viability as the guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Metrodome's new food offerings look lame compared to Target Field's

    The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.​Centerplate, a concessions provider for entertainment venues, convention centers, and sports stadiums, announced its new menu items for the 2011 NFL season at the Metrodome. If you're looking for Vikings-watching fuel, here's what you can expect:

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    July 13, 2011

    Metrodome roof inflated, should be ready for football season [Photos]

    Courtesy Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.Here's what an $18 million roof looks like.​After seven months of looking like a crater in downtown Minneapolis, the Metrodome is finally a dome again after stadium workers inflated the new roof this morning. Though there are still repairs to be d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Cory Merrifield, leader, boosts new stadium plans

    Courtesy superfan Cory Merrifiled, right, has been lobbying for a new stadium since 2009. ​On Tuesday, a lot of Vikings fans celebrated a victory when team owners struck a deal with Ramsey County to build a new stadium in Arden Hills. But even with a location suppose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minneapolis releases Vikings stadium funding details

    An artist's concept of how a new Vikings stadium might look at the Metrodome site.​Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pulled the curtain back this afternoon on details for funding the city's share of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings on the site of the Metrodome. The proposal calls for the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Vikings host Dallas in home preseason opener, but where's home?

    Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?​The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?

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    April 9, 2011

    Vikings stadium bill introduced at Legislature

    Who will pay for it? Where will it go?​We finally have a Vikings stadium bill -- effectively the last bill of its kind the Legislature can consider before the team's lease expires on the Metrodome -- and lawmakers have until May 23 to pass it. Talk about a Hail Mary.

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    April 4, 2011

    Pastor Karsten Nelson prays for Vikings stadium bill at Legislature

    Does god wants a new Vikings stadium?​The last time a Christian minister raised eyebrows with an invocation at the Legislature, he drew rebukes for failing to take note that Jewish lawmakers deserved as much respect as their Christian colleagues when it came time for prayer. Now, a minister ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Minnesota Vikings stadium proposal published

    The Legislature will take another shot at making a new Vikings stadium a reality.​Here we go again. Now that the Legislature appears to be nearing the end of debate on some seriously draconian bills that slash spending on education, health and human services, it's going to take up the matter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Birdair only bidder for Metrodome repair

    MSFCA $25-million stich job.​The deflated Metrodome will rise again at the hands of the same company that built the stadium in the first place -- and the only one to bid on the repairs. Birdair, based near Buffalo, N.Y., is expected to be awarded the roughly $25 million repair contract when t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Metrodome ranked worst NFL stadium by Yahoo

    The Metrodome, looking rough.​Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    New Metrodome roof collapse video released

    Another view of the collapse of the Metrodome roof.​New video of the collapse of the Metrodome's roof was just released by the Metrodome Sports Facilities Commission.The footage shows snow begin to trickle through the Teflon roof, which sags at an ever-quickening pace until it covers up the enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Metrodome will get a new roof

    The Metrodome roof collapsed early in the morning Dec. 12.​The same day that it released new video showing how the Metrodome's roof collapsed in the first place, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has voted to replace the 10-acre roof rather than make repairs. They're following th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Hiawatha Line light rail crippled by failed power line [UPDATE]

    Going nowhere for a while.​Metro Transit says that a power line failure on the Hiawatha Line stalled service system wide this morning. Buses replaced trains between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations to keep travelers moving. The power line fell onto the tracks near the Metrodome, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Metrodome collapse: Scientific American dissects obsolete design

    Worth repairing?​Snowmageddon collapsed the Metrodome, and now the deadly cold weather of late is stymieing an effort to assess the damage and get a plan in place for having it shipshape for the Vikings this fall. There's a chance that it may not be ready for preseason football on time. The compa ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    Minnesota YouTube vids: Best of 2010

    Too much coffee, man.​What a year. Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey wanted to be our governor. We got a brand spankin' new Twins ballpark. Michele Bachmann took the tingle out of Chris Matthews. And the Metrodome roof collapsed in the Blizzard of 2010. All of that and more was caught on vide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    TwinsFest moves to National Sports Center in Blaine

    Not ready for TwinsFest, or anything else for a while.​TwinsFest is moving to the National Sports Center in Blaine because the collapsed Metrodome won't be repaired in time to host the annual fan extravaganza. Besides the change in venue, and a more limited number of tickets, the Twins say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Snowmageddon follows Vikings to Philadelphia [VIDEO]

    Snowmageddon hits Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.​The Blizzard of 2010 deflated the Metrodome and the Vikings had to scurry to Detroit for a "home" game. TCF Bank Stadium looked like the Planet Hoth when the Bears showed up last Monday night to knock Brett Favre on his noggin'. An ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Vikings make playoffs and no one wants to cheer them on

    Minnesota.Vikings.Logo.pngWhat's wrong with Iowa?

    Iowa.jpgBreakfast of Champions 6/13: Walk the Dinosaur

    Dinosaurs, dogs, and a local man who is going to fight Kimbo Slice. Plus, Gogol Bordello!

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    In January, a Dome For Baseball Makes Good Sense

    A trip to the 2008 TwinsFest was enough to make you feel young again (for about an hour).

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    November 15, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    Requiem for a Stadium

    This week's City Pages features the 10 best and 10 worst moments at the Metrodome. Use this comments thread to debate our choices and provide some of your own.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    5th CD: Yanisch out; Swastika Dome guy in!

    Developing hard(ly): Twins sue to break expired multi-year lease

    The Strib reports this morning that the Twins have filed suit to win a judge's declaration that they're under no obligation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2005

    Developing hardly: Twins sue to break expired multi-year lease

    The Strib reports this morning that the Twins have filed suit to win a judge's declaration that they're under no obligation ... More >>

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