Wednesday, February 5
(Minneapolis, MN) -- An unannounced explosion Sunday kicked off the demolition of the Metrodome, though it did catch enough people off guard that Minneapolis police received several calls. Roughly a dozen simultaneous blasts disconnected the roof support cables and brought what was left of that part of the structure to the ground. The roof was deflated on January 18th as work is underway to tear down the 31-year-old stadium. It will be replaced with a nearly one-billion dollar stadium in time for the 2016 NFL season.