With the majority of the repairs on the Metrodome's roof having been completed, today was the day that the Minneapolis Sports Facilities Commission chose to inflate the roof. A process that was expected to take about three hours or so wound up taking just 45 minutes. Some smart person with a time-lapse camera managed to capture the entire thing.
After the jump, you'll be able to check it out for yourselves.
Pretty impressive process overall, don't you think?
The Vikings released a statement earlier this afternoon to thank all of the workers involved with the project. The fact that the roof was inflated today means that the project is ahead of schedule, and will most certainly be ready when the Vikings play their first pre-season home game on August 27 against the Dallas Cowboys.
It will definitely be nice to see the Vikings back at the Dome again. . .temporarily, at least. Once the state gets back to the business of. . .well, being a state, the Vikings' new stadium in Arden Hills will be a hot topic.