By a 7-6 vote, the Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved the Vikings stadium deal, allowing the project to move forward. A bunch of other stuff has to happen now including the creation of a new Stadium Authority, and then sometime next spring or summer, actual ground breaking. And in 2016 the Vikings will have a new home filled to the brim with all the amenities the Metrodome so sorely lacks.
The clock is now officially officially officially ticking on the Metrodome. If you’ve never seen it, better get yourself a ticket and see it. The Vikes will play there in 2012 and almost certainly 2013 but after that all bets are off. They could spend the 2014 and 2015 seasons in TCF Bank Stadium. Or they could only spend the 2015 season there. Nobody knows. At maximum, the Metrodome has three years of life left. And then…kaboom.
Or maybe they’ll demolish it with a wrecking ball since the new stadium will be right next to it and an explosion could hurt it. Or maybe by then there will be robots with lasers doing demolition. Oh man that would be awesome. Pew pew pew. Die Metrodome! Okay this whole stadium process has made me a little loopy. Imma go lie down.