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    Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/sports/chi-metrodome-roof-sale,0,1298471.story

    The Minnesota Vikings will try to make a buck off the embarrassing collapse of the Metrodome by offering pieces of the old roof to the first 2,000 visitors who pay $4 for a tour of the stadium, the Sporting News reports.

    The tours run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April to November and begin at 11 a.m. Central.

    This may not be the most popular item with Bears fans considering the team is 10-18 all-time the the place Mike Ditka dubbed the "Rollerdome."
    Next item on the block will be a blade of grass from the spot where brett farve's consecutive start streak ended and a framed copy of brad childress's last quippy press conference quote.

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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Quote Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1093226
    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/sports/chi-metrodome-roof-sale,0,1298471.story

    The Minnesota Vikings will try to make a buck off the embarrassing collapse of the Metrodome by offering pieces of the old roof to the first 2,000 visitors who pay $4 for a tour of the stadium, the Sporting News reports.

    The tours run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April to November and begin at 11 a.m. Central.

    This may not be the most popular item with Bears fans considering the team is 10-18 all-time the the place Mike Ditka dubbed the "Rollerdome."
    Next item on the block will be a blade of grass from the spot where brett farve's consecutive start streak ended and a framed copy of brad childress's last quippy press conference quote.
    can think of several PPOers that will want that to add to their Favrerabilia collections :P
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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Quote Originally Posted by "AngloVike" #1093237
    Quote Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1093226
    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/sports/chi-metrodome-roof-sale,0,1298471.story

    The Minnesota Vikings will try to make a buck off the embarrassing collapse of the Metrodome by offering pieces of the old roof to the first 2,000 visitors who pay $4 for a tour of the stadium, the Sporting News reports.

    The tours run on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April to November and begin at 11 a.m. Central.

    This may not be the most popular item with Bears fans considering the team is 10-18 all-time the the place Mike Ditka dubbed the "Rollerdome."
    Next item on the block will be a blade of grass from the spot where brett farve's consecutive start streak ended and a framed copy of brad childress's last quippy press conference quote.
    can think of several PPOers that will want that to add to their Favrerabilia collections :P
    I'm holding out to buy a piece of rumble when they implode that sucker when the Vikes move into their new home.......which hopefully is still in the twin cities area :unsure:

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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    I just got back from the tour. The piece you get is a 3.75 inch square. Roof construction was further along than I thought. I counted twelve replaced panels in the center of the roof already. They mentioned a few changes with this roof. It will have a lower profile and is obviously a different material. Also there will be these sound absorbing panels hanging from the roof. They are supposed to keep the sound from bouncing back to the field. Not too sure about that.
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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Do they still have the Nazi swastika in it?

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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Isn't the point to get the sound to bounce onto the field?

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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Quote Originally Posted by "LIVike" #1093523
    Also there will be these sound absorbing panels hanging from the roof. They are supposed to keep the sound from bouncing back to the field. Not too sure about that.
    That sounds stupid. Leave it to the Vikings org to do something that dumb.

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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Quote Originally Posted by "marstc09" #1093596
    Quote Originally Posted by "LIVike" #1093523
    Also there will be these sound absorbing panels hanging from the roof. They are supposed to keep the sound from bouncing back to the field. Not too sure about that.
    That sounds stupid. Leave it to the Vikings org to do something that dumb.
    thats probably the MSFC going for the cheap option - always knew sackcloth absorbs sound..
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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    The loud noise we were able to generate in the dome is what made it easier to over come it's high level of craptitude. Not happy to hear about the noise reduction panels.

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    Re: Metrodome roof pieces will cost you $4

    Quote Originally Posted by "BloodyHorns82" #1093656
    The loud noise we were able to generate in the dome is what made it easier to over come it's high level of craptitude. Not happy to hear about the noise reduction panels.
    Apparently no team is better than the Vikings at f#$%ing up a home field advantage. At least we got that to hang our hats on.

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