The Minneapolis Metrodome is no more. And thanks to Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio, you can watch its demolition as a time-lapse slideshow if that’s the kind of thing you like to do. (And I know it is.)
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If you know me, you know that I love this stuff, so without further ado I give you the Minnesota Vikings‘ overlay comparison of the Metrodome and their new $1 billion stadium:
Yup, that sure is big. And even if the peak of the roof is just roof, those upper-deck seats at the new place are likely to be awful.
The Vikings also report that the total floor space inside the new stadium will be nearly doubled, from 900,000 square feet to 1.75 million square feet. And there you have the real reason for new stadiums: more space to sell you crap. Not that the crap they’ll be selling you would likely be worth enough to repay the billion-dollar construction tab, but fortunately for Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, he doesn’t have to worry about that.
Getting a late start today, so while you wait for real news, here’s some stadium demolition porn to tide you over.