Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be torn down in February and construction has begun on the Vikings new stadium in the very same location. In preparation for the Metrodome's demolition, the roof has already been deflated. Once home to the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves (for one season) and University of Minnesota football and baseball, "The Dome" leaves behind an unrivaled legacy of efficiency and community use.


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Number of stadiums, besides the Metrodome, to host a Super Bowl, World Series, MLB All-Star Game and NCAA Final Four

0 - Number of professional stadiums in the United States other than the Metrodome, that do not rely on a continuing tax subsidy to finance operations, maintenance or debt payments

300+ - Days per year the Metrodome was in use when the Vikings, Twins and Gophers were tenants

200+ - Days per year the Metrodome hosted non-professional or college sporting events

$55 Million - Total amount spent to build the Metrodome in 1982

$288 Million - Total cost of TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota Gophers football since 2009

$545 Million - Total cost of Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins since 2010

$1 Billion - Projected cost to build the new home of the Minnesota Vikings

Michael Gaio is eMedia Editor of Athletic Business.