Metrodome deflated for final time

The Metrodome has been officially deflated, and not from a Minnesota Vikings defeat.

The stadium's relief vents were deflated Saturday, a process that only took just over a half-hour.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority vice chairman Bill McCarthy told the Associated Press it was "a sad and exciting day at the same time."

The Vikings are going to get a new $1 billion stadium.

The Metrodome opened in 1982.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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