First dump of concrete comes on stadium loading dock this week
April 10, 2014 — 11:21am
It won't get much deeper than this. The site of the former Metrodome is now a giant hole of dirt awaiting its future as the new Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium. (With the Minnesota Vikings as the primary tenant.)
On Friday, the hole takes its first dump of a horizontal pouring of concrete. The concrete will form the lid of the loading docking.
Next week, comes a major dump: the pouring of the stadium's main concrete concourse.
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