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Continued: Metrodome is ready to sell off its parts

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 20, 2013 - 5:45 AM

Anne Leary-Skenzich, of Minneapolis, requested a small access gate that led to the TV broadcast platform at Twins games. Leary-Skenzich said she has fond memories of serving as the “gatekeeper” for the reporters and photographers who would come and go.

And Nick Kline, of Brookings, S.D., wrote seeking “a ­souvenir of any kind.”

Kline met his wife on a blind date at a Twins-Toronto Blue Jays game in May 2007. Four years later, they married. Come September, the couple are expecting their first child — a girl.

“My goal is to have a piece of the Metrodome to pass down to our daughter one day,” Kline wrote in an e-mail. “I would like to have something for her to hold onto as a symbol of the day that her parents first laid eyes on each other.”

Richard Meryhew • 612-673-4425





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