Metrodome urinal troughs for sale, have been disinfected

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Would you drink beverages served out of something a million men have peed in?
-- Update at bottom --

For us men, there was something uniquely gross about peeing in the Metrodome troughs, at least when the bathroom was busy.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder, you could feel the vibrations of your neighbor burping or farting. Even worse... splashback. We won't elaborate.

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If you'd like to relive those possibly PTSD-triggering memories, now you can take your very own Metrodome urinal trough home! About 15 stainless steel trough segments are being auctioned today on K-bid.com.

But you have to act fast, as the sale closes at 5 p.m. (The top bid as we write this is $63; for more info click here.)

The auction organizer, Josh, works for the Savage-based company that did the interior demolition of the Metrodome. (He declined to disclose the company's name.) Reached for comment this morning, Josh assured us the troughs have been thoroughly disinfected.

The auction post says the troughs "Work great for livestock feeders or beverage coolers." Disinfected or not, given that millions of men have urinated in them, we'd be more inclined to use them for the former, to be honest.

We've been told urinal troughs are no longer up to city code. Some establishments still have them (the CC Club, for example), but they've been grandfathered in and new ones can't be installed. We touched base with a city of Minneapolis spokesperson to confirm that but haven't heard back as this is published.

Anyway, if the urinal troughs don't entice you but you're in the market for Metrodome artifacts, Josh says his company also has the Metrodome's teflon roof in its possession. He tells us segments of it might be for sale on K-bid in a couple weeks.

:::: UPDATE ::::

City of Minneapolis spokesman Casper Hill tells us state plumbing code now prohibits urinal troughs of all sorts.

"Those who have them don't have to take them down but we won't permit new ones, nor will we permit them to be taken down and installed somewhere else," he says.

So if you buy one and want to put it to some sort of use, sounds like you'll either have to take it out of state or find a way to convert it into a salad bar or something.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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elijed23
elijed23

Well that is one way to get new plumbing supplies. I appreciate that the title made sure to state that they were disinfected. That would make a big difference to me. I guess it would be a good find for a starting bar or restaurant.

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Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee

From the auction: "Work great for livestock feeders or beverage coolers." Umm.... eww...

Eric Epic Gottfried
Eric Epic Gottfried

I might want one for sentimental value to remind me of my first time.

Karen Watson
Karen Watson

"I don't do troughs." Chris Truesdell Erik Tinberg

Tim Williams
Tim Williams

Rupars journalistic skills are crusted inside that thing.

Rodney Taylor
Rodney Taylor

It's very tempting but the bids are over $100 now. Not sure it's worth it.

Carl Ruth
Carl Ruth

Imagine all the men turning their stream as I take care of business with 4 year old Corinne Ruth!

Rick White
Rick White

Til: Minnesotans come up with the funniest comments. I'm glad I moved here

Nicholas Cutrone
Nicholas Cutrone

They should repurpose these at the state fair in any of the new men's bathrooms.

Marv Dale
Marv Dale

@ Adrienne Reed he's the companies janitor not mines. He got issed off because someone hung a sign saying"Please wash hands before returning to work" I wonder who? Hmm

Robert Abe Abraham
Robert Abe Abraham

People in Texas are saying, "what's next, Peterson's jock strap?" I told them no one in Texas football could carry it.....I call in as Viking Bob to ESPN radio in San Antonio.

Daniel LaRose
Daniel LaRose

That would be perfect for the cabin parties or for deer camp.

Andy Larson
Andy Larson

It's a fitting metaphor for a Viking's fan.

Kathy Gillis
Kathy Gillis

for all the guys who like to take a whiz behind the garage~

Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark

And why would any one want them .And what would you do with them?

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