Photos: Metrodome deflates for the final time

Saturday marked the end of an era, as the Metrodome deflated its roof for the final time. Rather than implode the building like, say, Seattle’s Kingdome, construction crews will push the Metrodome through a gradual demolition.

During its history, the Metrodome hosted one Super Bowl, two World Series, and two NCAA Final Fours. It now makes way for the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium, which is projected to open in 2016.

Below are pictures of the Metrodome’s last stand, courtesy of the Vikings Twitter feed.