Salvaging The Dome Discussions 16 Nov 13

Minnesota’s Metrodome has hosted monster truck rallies, the Final Four and the Super Bowl over the years, but will soon hold its final event. And ahead of its demolition, historians and others are sizing up what should be saved. The Metrodome will be razed to make way for the new Vikings stadium, and the state Historical Society is among those scoping out items, including a portion of the roof. The Dome was one of the first to have a roof sustained through pressurized air. Sports fans have reportedly been asking for features from the Dome, and items might be sold through a surplus property auction process. It’s unclear whether the seats can be salvaged, however, because they aren’t self-supporting and have only one arm-rest each.