The Metrodome: A timeline
- December 13, 2010 - 12:01 AM
December 1979: Construction begins at downtown Minneapolis site.
January 1980: Bulldozers encounter 250,000-pound piece of granite. It's moved to Plymouth and dubbed "Plymouth Rock."
October 1981: Dome inflated for first time.
November 1981: Dome roof collapses under 10 inches of new snow.
April 1982: Stadium construction fully completed. The Twins play their first game there April 6.
December 1982: Dome roof falls after snow slides against large snow-removal bucket. The bucket, attached to a crane, twists and tears 3-foot gash that grows.
April 1983: Wet, heavy snow deflates roof; four-day repair results in cancellation of baseball game.
1985: Dome hosts baseball's All-Star Game.
April 1986: Twins-Angels game briefly halted when high winds rip two holes in Dome's inner roof.
1987: Dome hosts World Series.
1991: Dome hosts World Series.
1992: Dome hosts Super Bowl, Final Four of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship.
2001: Dome again hosts Final Four.
2009: Twins play last game at Dome.
Dec. 12, 2010: Dome roof collapses after snowstorm.Sources: Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Star Tribune
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