Metrodome looks sad during its last days [PHOTO]

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By the end of the weekend, this view will be nothing more than a memory.
The Minneapolis skyline will undergo a significant change on Saturday when power to the Metrodome is cut.

RELATED: Some Metrodome seats were dismantled by fans following Vikings finale [PHOTO]

Jenn Hathaway, communications director for the Sports Facilities Authority, told us that turning the power off will result in the Dome's roof deflating for the final time.

Maybe it's for the best, though. Check out how sad the Metrodome looks right now: Hathaway said both the cables used to hold up the Dome's roof and the roof itself will be recycled.

The roof, in particular, will be used "in other construction projects because it's so indestructible," Hathaway said. In other words, the material must be higher-quality than the Teflon-coated fiberglass that made up the Dome's roof prior to its snownami-induced December 2010 collapse, as that stuff was merely converted into handbags.

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Mike Schmit
Mike Schmit

People can say what they want about the metrodome, but for me it was an awesome place to visit! I will treasure everything about it. Society is too materialized! There's not enough vending stations, the bathrooms have urinal troughs, there's poles that block my view in the last few rows of the upper-deck...blah blah blah bunch of pussies! Go to Fenway or Wrigley, those damn stadiums are fallin' appart, but oh! what great nostalgia and game environment it brings.....remember if it weren't for the "dome" our Twins NEVER would of had those two world series! To me and to lots of others the "DOME" was one of a kind! RIP metrodome!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

They better slow down on the demolition. What if Mann wins his lawsuit and the politicians have to get this thing out for a quick vote by the people? Something tells me it'll get even more no votes than Voter ID or GLBT marriage.

Aaron Hamm
Aaron Hamm

It always kinda looked sad...no offence. It was built "on the cheap".

Matt Connell
Matt Connell

Great! Now we can start building schools and railways and free clinics and peaceful gardens... oh wait. Nope. Another piece of shit stadium.

David Kay
David Kay

The soufflé falls one more time. C'est la vie

Josh Kleifgen
Josh Kleifgen

As for the people attacking the Vikings and the tax hit for building the Stadium, Minnesota blows millions a year for frivolous government spending. The stadium and the NFL will bring revenue. Every time the game is in town thousands of fans from out of town roll in, all of the national coverage and their crews, the opposing team and their crew, and hometown fans out and about.

Josh Kleifgen
Josh Kleifgen

Kirby Puckett robbing some slugger by climbing the Hefty bag, Dan Gladden crossing home for the win, Gagne to Herbeck double plays, Gary Gaetti rips a hole in the roof with a homer. Super bowl 26, Truckasaurus, 1985 Allstar Game, and of course the honor of being blown out of the building at the end of the game. Win or lose I always looked forward to the gust of wind pushing me out.

Josh Kleifgen
Josh Kleifgen

It's pretty sad. Many games, memories, all dismantled piece by piece. It was amazing when I was a kid, like a big huge blanket fort with an emerald green carpet.

Alex K Glass
Alex K Glass

They should have put in an indoor ski Hill!

Daniel Waldorf
Daniel Waldorf

The big inflatable toilet will now just be...a toilet, meh.

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson

they might as well have one last monster truck rally, it looks like its already set up for it

amyaatct
amyaatct

@citypages - to be fair, the dome always looks sad and empty during NFL playoffs.

Mike Meyer
Mike Meyer

there is already a stadium built for them..ready to go...does not need a roof!...

nrupar1
nrupar1

Did it ever look not sad?

David Beckwith
David Beckwith

Realy seems like regular folks either don't care or are pissed there gettin a new place, so how did this get paid for? Oh ya, the "other" "tax payers" oh well now we foot the bill! Go team ball guy! Merica!

Alex Browne
Alex Browne

Metrodome is getting torn down but the crack stacks are designated as a historical building. WTF

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

Wouldn't it be great if it meant we were finally rid of the Vikings instead of building a multi million dollar venue for them?!

tsnee
tsnee

@GaelFC Baylor's game 6 home run flew over my head, and I won't miss it. Oh, all right, I will a little.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

Dumpy, mediocre stadium. Get ready to pay more for the privilege of painting your face and supporting the team, suckers!

Marcos Maiero
Marcos Maiero

I would argue it looked slightly sadder when it was filled with fans and players.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Oh, you mean for 10 days a year? How about the other 355? Tractor pulls, maybe?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@TweetsAreYours I think Zygi should charge $10,000 a pop for the PSLs. Suckers!

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