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The Metrodome opened in 1982, as shown here, and has paid itself over by 30-plus times. This is the last season for the Minnesota Twins to play under the roof of the Metrodome.

After serving its purpose, it's time to retire the Teflon

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In 1982, the Teflon bubble was officially erected in downtown Minneapolis.

Built at the bargain-bin cost of $68 million -- but actually finished under budget at $55 million -- the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has lasted the stringent of time, hosting a countless number of events for the last 27 years.

The Metrodome is the only facility ever to host each of the Final Four (1992 and 2001), Super Bowl (1992), the MLB All-Star Game (1985) and World Series (1987 and 1991).

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