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Updated: January 17th, 2014 5:02pm
Metrodome slated to be deflated Saturday, weather permitting

Metrodome slated to be deflated Saturday, weather permitting

by Nate Sandell
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The inflated white dome that has been a part of the Minneapolis skyline for 32 years could be gone as soon as Saturday.

Deflation of the Metrodome is slated to take place Saturday when power is cut off to the structure that served as a sports haven, albeit an oft-derided one, for the Twin Cities since 1982.

However, the weather could alter that schedule. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair Michele Kelm-Helgen told KSTP-TV that the process would be postponed if winds are too high.

For those looking to watch the puffy roof slowly sink towards the ground, you may need to keep your weekend schedule flexible. There is not an exact timetable set for when the deflation process will take place, even if all goes according to plan on Saturday.

Keep in mind, Kelm-Helgen and the MSFA are encouraging people to refrain from gathering around the construction site to view roof coming down.

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