Minnesota Vikings fans call police over Metrodome being demolished

Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of the Metrodome following the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are preparing to play their next two seasons at TCF Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota while a new stadium is built in downtown Minneapolis. Part of the process of building a new stadium is demolishing the old one, something the prompted police calls on Sunday morning.

Fans of the Vikings have loved the Metrodome for as long as it’s been standing, even if it happens to be one of the less desirable stadiums in professional sports from a health and safety standpoint. Still, the demolition of the building is an emotional time for fans saying goodbye to over 25 years of memories inside the dome.

The calls police received on Sunday morning were not in protest of the demolition, but due to the fact that the residents of Minneapolis were apparently clueless to the demolition prep going on. According to the Star Tribune, fans living around the area weren’t ready for the explosions they heard on Monday morning and promptly called the police to report the disturbance.

The callers were notified that the building was being prepped for demolition, and all went back to being business as usual.

Topics: Minnesota Vikings

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  • coolhand

    “From a health and safety standpoint…”? What are you talking about? That doesn’t even make sense in relation to the Metrodome.

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