Minnesota Vikings fans steal seats from Metrodome (Photo)


Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view as members of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at the last game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings played the final game in the Metrodome’s 34-year history, ending it’s run as the home to Minnesota sports.

The Twins left the Metrodome a few seasons back when they opened Target Field, but the Vikings had continued to call ‘The Dome’ home for the past few seasons.

With a new venue on the way, the Vikings closed out the stadium’s existence with a one-point, 14-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. But the win wasn’t the only lasting memory some Minnesota Vikings fans will have as they stole a handful of seats before making their way out of the dome for the final time.

Per Eye on Football:

As you can see in this photo from WCCO-TV, at least four fans decided to unhinge their seat back and take it home, which is kind of impressive when you think about it. If you’ve ever been to a stadium before, you know it’s not easy to steal a seat back. And it’s even harder when there’s extra security people around who are specifically looking for people trying to steal seat backs.

I’m not sure how those fans were able to get the seats apart unless they snuck in a screwdriver, but regardless, nice bit of history to take with you.

Of course, I’m not sure it’s worth any potential jail time if cameras captured them doing so – though hopefully nothing comes of this considering the seats are essentially worthless now.

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