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Continued: Project Recycle: Metrodome's materials will live another day

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 29, 2014 - 10:57 PM

At first glance, the piles of Dome scrap look like a tangle of rubble. But closer inspection reveals a beam coated in telltale purple paint, a portion of a stairwell, and an old trash container. Alsdurf said an Adrian Peterson jersey even turned up.

“We’re pretty much winding down at this point,” Alsdurf said, but as he spoke, another truck rolled in with more Dome scrap.

The recycling project that received the most attention was the removal and sale of the Dome’s bright-blue seats. About 20,000 of the stadium’s 65,000 seats were removed by Fridley-based Albrecht Sign Co., and the rest were recycled as high-density polyethylene plastic.

Albrecht project manager Shane Boskovich says the firm is still dispersing the seats, which sold for about $64 (any old seat) and about $86 (for a specific seat). Some of the seats have already ended up on eBay, the online marketplace. As of last week, seats emblazoned with superstar Peterson’s likeness were selling for $349. No buyers have stepped forward — yet.

 

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