Metrodome hosts final game

Seats of Minnesota Vikings’ home stadium for sale preceding demolition.

January 2, 2014
CDR Staff

Minnesota Vikings fans celebrated their last victory in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Dec. 30, 2013 as the NFL team played its last game there. Demolition of is set to begin in mid-January with the deflation of the roof. According to, fans took the backs of off stadium chairs when exiting the stadium after the Vikings 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions.

The Vikings marked the end of the dome after the game with an on-field ceremony featuring retired players and running back Adrian Peterson. The Metrodome site will be home to the new Vikings stadium, which is scheduled to be ready for play by the 2016 season, according to reports.

Albrecht Sign Co., Fridley, Minn., is tearing out the seats and selling them to nonprofit groups and community organizations at $40 a seat. General seats are available at $60 per seat plus tax, and anyone who wants a specific seat will be charged $80 per seat plus tax, according to local TV station KARE 11.

As of Dec. 31, 2013, nearly 4,000 of the blue seats had been sold to individuals and nonprofit groups.