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Beam Falls in Metrodome Demolition, Sound Rumbles Through Downtown Area

Updated: 02/17/2014 5:16 PM
Created: 02/17/2014 4:54 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A ring beam of the Metrodome fell down unexpectedly Monday, creating a loud noise and rumbling throughout downtown Minneapolis.

Fortunately, no one was hurt. But if the news makes you nostalgic for the loud booming sound of the Metrodome on game days, you could be in luck.

There is an ad on Craigslist selling two central processing units of the dome's old sound system.

According to the ad:

These CPU's were used to direct the sound in the infamously loud Metrodome (Mall of America Field). Both computers have Sound Director installed (program valued over $1,999). Sound Director is used in professional sports stadiums all over the country.

CPU 1 has over 60 GB of Audio Clips and Music used in the Metrodome and for University of Minnesota games including Minnesota Vikings, Gopher Football, and Gopher Baseball.

Both pieces of equipment can be purchased for $1,500.

The Metrodome has undergone some noticeable demolition while its being torn down to make room for the new Vikings stadium.


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