Former Minnesota Vikings stadium Metrodome completely demolished (Photo)


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

On Sunday, one final piece – a rather large cement block stood tall in what was once the Metrodome, former home to both the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.

That final piece came crashing down just hours into the day leaving absolutely no trace of the once famed venue which has been turned to ruble in recent weeks.

The Vikings tweeted out a picture of what was once home to the Metrodome.

The Vikings will play the next two seasons at the University of Minnesota while construction takes place on their new stadium which will be the first fixed roof venue built in the NFL since 2002 when the Detroit Lions opened Ford Field.

Many pieces of the Metrodome were ‘stolen’ (chairs, chunks of concrete, stadium concession signs, etc) prior to the demolition and sold on auction sites while a high school  football team purchased the NFL quality synthetic turf.

The new Vikings stadium will debut come the 2016 season barring any extreme setbacks.

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