The last remnants of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome were hauled off the site of the downtown stadium this afternoon. The demolition was scheduled to wrap up by May 15, but it is four weeks ahead of schedule, according to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
“This is the first contract that has been completed on our way to the new stadium. It’s a major milestone for the project,” MSFA chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said in a statement this morning.
That’s despite some surprises: the upper “ring beam” partially collapsed during the demolition in February, forcing crews to halt the demolition of the stadium and turn to explosives to safely bring the stadium down.
Frattalone Companies hauled out 4,910 truckloads of demolition debris since the last game was played in the stadium on December 29th. The roof was deflated on January 18th.
Read the rest of the nitty gritty here (note that the truck counts were amended after this release):