When the Metrodome roof collapsed seven months ago, Minnesota sports teams and fans were scrambling to reschedule games, get new tickets and figure out exactly what to do with a deflated stadium…and all of the snow that led to the collapse. But one Minnesotan saw this as an opportunity and worked for months to obtain what is left of the old Metrodome roof. Thanks to his efforts, now you can own a piece of the famous Teflon roof.
Most of the damaged roof tiles were destroyed in demolition, but what remains of the old roof tiles is now for sale. Available in two sizes: 8 inches by 10 inches for $19.99 and a 4 inch by 3 inch piece for $9.99, each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the Dome Authority.
In addition to owning a piece of history, Guy Nelson, the Minnesota entrepreneur behind all of this, points out that selling pieces of the old Metrodome roof prevents it from eventually ending up in a landfill. Instead, Twins, Vikings and general sports fans alike can enjoy a piece of the Teflon roof in their home, office or man cave. And if the “green” aspect isn’t enough, Nelson has also committed himself to donating a “generous portion” of the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Picture taken on July 13, 2011
Tell us, will you buy a small piece of Minnesota sports history?
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