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Metrodome roof deflated with no problems

The deflating of the Metrodome roof happened this morning with no issues, and the demolition of the former Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Golden Gophers ballpark will continue this week. You can see a time-lapse version of the roof-deflation video, which condenses a 35-minute process down to two minutes: The process was pretty low-tech: the electricity […]

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Adios, Metrodome

The decision last week to build a new stadium for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings had one bittersweet side effect: the Metrodome will be torn down to make way for the new facility. The decision really wasn’t hard: though other downtown Minneapolis sites were under consideration to house the new 65,000-seat football stadium (including a site […]

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Metrodome roof to be raised

The roof of the Metrodome is set to be raised for the first time since December’s snowy collapse, as $22.7 million in repairs are nearing completion. The home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team and the former home of the Minnesota Twins has been closed since Dec. 12, when heavy snow and ice caused […]

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Metrodome repairs to begin today

Repairs to the roof of the Metrodome, normally the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, will begin today — appropriately enough, in a drizzle. The repairs should take the rest of the spring and a chunk of the summer, as three large panels will be replaced before the roof is reinflated. Then comes […]

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Metrodome roof won’t be fixed until March

Hundreds of college baseball games slated for February and March will be postponed or scrapped, as the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission announced today that repairs to the Metrodome roof won’t be completed until sometime in March — at the earliest. The Metrodome serves as the baseball home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, whose season begins […]

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Dome roof could be repaired for Gophers season

Metrodome officials are prepping a repair of the stadium’s inflatable roof for a late January or early February completion, but the longer-term issue of what happens to the home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher baseball team remains to be seen. New Teflon panels are being prepared in a Tijuana, Mexico manufacturing facility: four […]

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