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Metrodome Demolition Completed One Month Early

April 17, 2014 Metrodome Debris Hauled Away

Last truck with Metrodome debris left the stadium site today at 1:00 pm

April 17, 2014 (Minneapolis, MN) – The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and Mortenson Construction announced today that demolition of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has been completed one month ahead of schedule.  Representatives from Frattalone Companies, the demolition contractor, were at the 4th Street construction entrance at 1:00 pm today to watch their last truckload of debris from the Metrodome leave the project site.  Construction activities for the new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium (MMPS) are on schedule as excavation and foundation work proceeds as planned.

“This is the first contract that has been completed on our way to the new stadium. It’s a major milestone for the project,” said Chair of the MSFA Michele Kelm-Helgen. “We appreciate Frattalone Companies completing the demolition of the Metrodome safely, and ahead of schedule.”

Demolition activities handled by St. Paul-based Frattalone Companies included:

Metrodome roof deflation January 18, 2014
Roof support cables severed February 2, 2014
Beginning of stadium structural demolition February 10, 2014
Ring beam implosion February 23, 2014
Substantial completion of demolition April 16, 2014
Stadium structural demolition duration 9.5 weeks
Specified demolition completion date May 15, 2014
Demolition completed ahead of schedule 4 weeks

Demolition facts:
• 4,910 truckloads of debris were hauled from the site
• 15,800 hours were logged by Frattalone Companies for demolition activities
• More than 80% of the Metrodome will be recycled including steel and concrete 
• 80,000 tons of concrete will be recycled for use in other building projects
• 120 tons of cast iron and 75 tons of high density polyethylene were recycled from seats not sold to fans

Metals are being recycled include:
• 4,500 tons of structural steel have been reclaimed and are being prepped for recycling off site
• 25 tons of precious metals have been recycled
• 300 tons of roof cables have been recycled

Construction of the new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium is being managed by Mortenson Construction and project associate Thor Construction under contract with the MSFA. Construction on the 65,000 seat, 1.7 million square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in July 2016.  

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