The Minnesota Vikings are playing the Detroit Lions in a meaningless game in week 17 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. This is the final game at the Metrodome for the Vikings.
“We want to send it off in the right way,” Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson said last week, via the Duluth News Tribune. “It’s a historic building, not just for Vikings fans, but for Minnesotans.”
On Monday, the Metrodome will begin preparations for demolition. While that is ongoing, the Vikings will play at the TCF Bank Stadium, the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The new stadium is expected to be completed by 2016.
The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl despite appearing in the game four times. All four Super Bowl appearances came before the Metrodome opened in 1982. A frustrated fan trolled his own team with a beautiful sign that read: “Well, at least the dome made it to the Super Bowl.” The Metrodome hosted the Super Bowl XXVI show down between the Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills.
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