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Metrodome roof deflated; Vikings headed to new home

We have some deflating news out of Minnesota this Saturday. Literally.

The Metrodome in Minneapolis was deflated -- on purpose this time -- Saturday as the Minnesota Vikings prepare to build their new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

The Vikings began playing in the Metrodome in 1982. They will play the next two seasons outdoors at the University of Minnesota.

The Metrodome will not be imploded like most stadiums, but taken apart gradually.

You can re-watch an aerial view of the deflation on the Vikings' website.

The Vikings' Twitter feed gave us a blow-by-blow, as it were, of the event:

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