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Metrodome in Minneapolis Demolished

24 February, 2014

-By Murrye Bernard


On Sunday, February 23, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Vikings, was demolished using 84 charges of dynamite. 

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the stadium opened in 1982. It was the second major sports facility to feature a fiberglass fabric roof supported by air pressure, which was deflated in January. The stadium had previously made news in 2010, when the roof collapsed due to heavy snow accumulation. The Metrodome was also one of the loudest sports venues on record, with decibel levels during sporting events reaching levels comparable to those in a jet liner. In 2012, TIME named it number one among the ten worst stadium in the U.S.

The new Vikings stadium, designed by HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, is scheduled to open in 2016.




Metrodome in Minneapolis Demolished

24 February, 2014


On Sunday, February 23, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Vikings, was demolished using 84 charges of dynamite. 

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the stadium opened in 1982. It was the second major sports facility to feature a fiberglass fabric roof supported by air pressure, which was deflated in January. The stadium had previously made news in 2010, when the roof collapsed due to heavy snow accumulation. The Metrodome was also one of the loudest sports venues on record, with decibel levels during sporting events reaching levels comparable to those in a jet liner. In 2012, TIME named it number one among the ten worst stadium in the U.S.

The new Vikings stadium, designed by HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, is scheduled to open in 2016.

 


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