Watch The Metrodome Implode And Crumble To The Ground

Watch The Metrodome Implode And Crumble To The Ground

After being voted the number one worst stadium in the United States by Time in 2012, Minnesota’s iconic Metrodome has received its just reward: complete and utter destruction.

The dearly departed stadium is survived by Target Field, which has played home to the Minnesota Twins since 2010. As The Star Tribune describes, it was a swift, painless death:

The charges, in a short, rapid succession of cannon-like booms, went off about 7:30 a.m. In a matter of seconds, the roof ring fell and the corners of the 32-year-old stadium collapsed. The roof ring is a key part of the roof structure.

Demolition workers used 84 charges of dynamite set in 24 columns of the upper concourse, according to a statement from the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA).

Now that the Metrodome has been good and smashed, construction on a new 65,400-seat Viking Stadiums (scheduled to open in 2016) will begin on the very same site. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life, Stadium Edition. [Time]