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Dynamite Brings Down Parts of Metrodome

Minnesota Twins Minnie and Paul LogoThe ring beam and corners of the Metrodome, former home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, were brought down Sunday morning with 84 charges of dynamite set in 24 columns of the upper concourse.  Using explosives to take down the facility was not part of the original demolition plan, but safety concerns forced explosive action.  Read more and watch explosion video here.

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Gophers Desperate for New Park

With a deflated and out-of-commission Metrodome, and a crumbling, out-of-date (and snow-buried!) home facility (Siebert Field), the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers continue to desperately raise funds for a new on-campus ballpark.  To build on the $4 million already compiled for the stadium project, the program will host a “Bottom of the Ninth” fundraiser at TCF Bank Stadium Continue reading

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TwinsFest Moved to National Sports Center

The Minnesota Twins’ annual TwinsFest is being moved to the National Sports Center in Blaine (MN), after it was announced that the Metrodome would remain closed for roof repairs until the end of March.  The event will take place at the NSC’s Sports Hall and Schwan Conference Center from January 28-30.  Read more here.

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Metrodome Closed for Baseball Business Until Spring Thaw

The Metrodome, the former home for the Minnesota Twins, will be closed until at least late March as a result of the repair schedule put in place to fix the facility’s inflatable roof after it collapsed under the weight of accumulating snow and ice.  This will force the Twins to move the annual TwinsFest and puts the University of Minnesota Golden Continue reading

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Dome Era Over, Looking Ahead to Target Field

Minnesota Twins LogoThe Minnesota Twins were finished off in the ALDS by the New York Yankees on Sunday to put the final nail in the Metrodome coffin — at least for baseball. With snow already on the ground in the Gopher State and more on its way, it would be easy to think “be careful what you wish for” when it comes to outdoor baseball in October in the new 39,800-seat roofless Target Field. Continue reading

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