Created: 12/03/2013 11:54 AM KSTP.com
(AP) - Politicians, Vikings executives and a few notable former players were on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the team's new, $1 billion stadium.
The Tuesday morning program inside the soon-to-be-demolished Metrodome was open to the public, but only a few hundred seats were available.
Governor Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak were there along with team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf. Officials from the sports facilities authority and the construction and design firms also participated.
Metrodome demolition is due soon after the last Vikings home game on Dec. 29.
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