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Minnesota Vikings stadium gets blown up

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The wonderfully named Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is no more, after the former home of the Minnesota Vikings was brought to the ground in spectacular fashion on Sunday.

More commonly known as simply the Metrodome, the 32 year-old stadium has been deemed no longer fit for purpose and was demolished to make way for the new Vikings Stadium that is due to be completed by 2016

The plush new Vikings residence will seat 65,000 people and cost $1 billion to construct, although fans will surely be feeling sentimental about the departure of their much derided Metrodome.

Known for its inflated roof structure, the Metrodome was regarded as one of the worst stadiums in America, an accolade which owed much to the inability of the building to withstand heavy weather.

A number of times over its history the roof was seen to buckle under the weight of severe snow, with a storm in 2010 ensuring a white blanket burst through the fabric, causing it to deflate.

This, however, only added to the charm of the Metrodome which was condemned to the annals of time thanks to 84 charges of dynamite set in 24 columns of the upper concourse. Watch it go in the video above.

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