Whoa.

Dec 13 2010 Published by under [Et Al]

Minnesota doesn't need a new stadium, the one they have is totes fine.... It's not like Minnesota ever gets lots of snow, right? Right?

How fast does that little golf cart get the eff out of there at the 10 second mark?

11 responses so far

  • CoR says:

    THAT WAS COOOOLLLLL......

  • proflikesubstance says:

    Crazy footage. At first I thought it was CGI animation of Minnesota's playoff hopes, but it turned out to be real!

  • Ink says:

    Husband said the dome top was "held up with air."

    Nice engineering, there, people.

  • WhizBANG! says:

    Hey, it only happens every 4 or 5 years.
    We got a birds-eye view of it collapsing while we lived on the tundra. Pretty cool.

  • Mordecai says:

    From what I've heard, the stadium would have been fine if high winds hadn't prevented crews from clearing snow off of the roof during the blizzard. Though it seems that a stadium that requires that kind of treatment isn't a great idea around here.

  • muteKi says:

    I just derisively referred to the roof as being "built like a bounce-house" to my roommate.

    Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?

  • Fantastic!

    The best thing about air-supported roofs, IMHO, is the big puff of air that pushes you out of the revolving door as you leave

    Vancouver's own air-supported roof ripped and partially deflated in a windstorm a few years ago, and is now being replaced with a retractable roof that can't actually be moved once it starts raining. Awesome.

  • proflikesubstance says:

    Cath, do they ever open the damn thing?

  • Cherish says:

    This has happened a couple times before. Apparently the cost of putting a new (non-inflatable) roof is more than patching this one. Of course, the Vikes want out of there (and want the locals to buy them a new stadium), so maybe they're leaving it on purpose.

  • proflikesubstance says:

    Yeah, I read that this is the forth time this has happened. WTF?

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