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
If you’re going to be in the neighborhood of the construction site where the Metrodome used to stand, you might want to stop off around 1 PM Thursday afternoon. You could witness a little bit of history.
That’s when the final remains of the Metrodome, the last few tons of rubble, are scheduled to be hauled away by dump trucks.
When those last bits of useless garbage are taken away, the Metrodome will officially be no more.
Maybe you’ll get lucky and a piece of crap will fall off one of the dump trucks. And you can run into the street and grab it. Get yourself a little bit of history for nothing.
Now don’t do anything stupid just for a souvenir. Look both ways before you dash into the street for that random hunk of what used to be the Metrodome.
You don’t want to be the guy who got run over by a truck trying to pick up a chunk of concrete.
Or maybe you do. I don’t know. Maybe that would be a proud moment for you.
Anyway, the final remains of the Metrodome will all be gone by Thursday afternoon. According to the Star Tribune, three hundred tons of roof cables from the old HHH are being recycled, along with 4,500 tons of structural steel and 25 tons of precious metals.
Recycled precious metals aren’t what the Metrodome is about though. It’s the precious memories that really matter.