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The Metrodome Triumphantly Deflates For One Last Time Like A Giant Earth Blimp Filled With Sad Memories, Farts

Since 1981, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has served a beacon of, um, air, forever altering the way inflated structures are, um, deflated. Who are we kidding — this place sucked. A few years ago it collapsed under the weight of some heavy midwestern snowfall, which was particularly embarrassing because it happened during the season, and it’s only seen one NFC Championship game in it’s entire existence (in which the Vikings lost). To be totally honest, the Metrodome always seemed more like the Twins’ home, seeing as they won two World Series there in the late 80′s/early 90′s.

And now, she’s let out one final, pathetic burp, as the roof was deflated for good this morning. You have exactly 12 seconds to morn.

Done? Great. Here’s the new billion dollar stadium the Vikings will call home in 2016. Meanwhile, they’ll actually play outdoors for once — like the rest of the division — as there temporary home will be at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium for the next two years.

Photos via Vikings.com

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