Last year, new turf was installed at the Metrodome. This year, new turf will be installed at the Metrodome.
Per Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the one-year-old surface needs to be replaced because it spent too much time under water as a result of the roof collapse that occurred in December 2010, after a blizzard.
The low bid for the new field was $476,000.
And, like last year, there’s a chance this field will be used for only one year, too. With the Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome expiring after the 2011 season and with the politicians’ heads residing in a place other than on their shoulders, this could be the last year that anyone plays football there.
To the delight of Luke Russert and the many Bills fans who hope to see someone other than Buffalo’s team move to L.A.