Hubert H. Humphery Metrodome Won’t Be Destroyed With Explosions, Fans Sigh
The Hubert H. Humphery Metrodome, the longtime home of the Minnesota Vikings, will not be destroyed with an explosive impact.
When most NFL and other sports stadiums have been removed in the past, explosive experts packed the stadiums full of detonation devices and imploded them from the inside. However, when the home of the Vikings makes way for a new stadium, construction experts will instead remove the stadium piece by piece.
The process will start by cutting off power to the stadium after the teams final game of the season draws to a close. As power is shut off the stadiums large fabric roof will collapse into the stadium. The Vikings play host to their final game in the stadium on December 29 and power will be cut off on January 18.
After the roof collapses on the eye-sore of a building workers will move in and cut up the fabric, possibly offering it for recycling to businesses who request the material.
The stadium will be carefully dismantled to make way for a new $1 billion stadium which will be erected in the exact same location.
In the meantime the Minnesota Vikings will spend two years playing in the University of Minnesota’s home stadium before moving into their new home for the 2016 NFL season.
A lot of fans hate the look and feel of the Hubert H. Humphery Metrodome, unfortunately their frustrations with the soon-to-be former home of the Vikings will not be taken out with massive explosions.
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