The final goodbye to the remains of the Metrodome is set for 1 p.m. today.
After 49,100 truckloads of debris and 15,800 hours of work,, Frattalone Cos. will roll the final load off the site - ahead of schedule.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says more than 80 percent of the Metrodome will be recycled, including the steel. Some 80,000 tons of concrete will be recycled for other projects.
Of the seats not sold to fans, 120 tons of cast iron and 75 tons of high-density polyethylene were recycled.
Three hundred tons of roof cables are being recycled, 4,5000 tons of structural steel are being preppd for recycling and 25 tons of precious metals have been recycled.
The demolition started with the roof deflation Jan. 18. Frattalone's demolition work was required to be completed by May 15.
"This is the first contract that has been completed on our way to the new stadium. It's a major milestone for the project," said MSFA Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen.
The new $1 billion Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium will be almost twice as big as the Metrodome and is to open in July 2016. It will be the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.
Construction of the 65,000 seat facility is visibly moving forward.
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