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Minnesota Vikings deflate Metrodome for final time (Video)


The Minnesota Vikings have played their final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.  They had discouraged fans of not only the Vikings, but the Minnesota Twins who played there as well, not to come down and watch the process.

“We really are not encouraging people to come down,” said Michele Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), which oversees construction of the new Vikings stadium.

“We do think there are safety issues,” she said. “We do think there are issues with big crowds of people wandering around a construction area.”

While there was a live feed, if you missed it there is a shorter video:

For a better and more interesting time-lapse of the deflation, including shots from inside the stadium, check out the team’s website.

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