Young Fan Makes Metrodome History

Created: 12/30/2013 5:52 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It was an historic day for Minnesota sports.

And as we said “goodbye” to the Metrodome, one young fan had a few seconds front and center.

"It was pretty fun and awesome," 8-year-old Will Lawhead told us. "I like how they make it intense so the fans go crazy."

"I'm a season ticket holder, so we wanted to go see the last day at the dome and partake in all that," Will’s dad Brandon Lawhead explained.

There were just seconds remaining in the game ... in the season ... and in the life of a stadium that has been the home to Viking football for more than 30 years.

"I did kind of know it was coming. I saw the guy with the camera, he looked at Will," Brandon Lawhead said.

“My dad said can you get this kid on the Jumbotron,” 8-year-old Will added.

“So I got my cell phone out cause I could see it was going to come and was able to snap a photo of it," Brandon Lawhead explained.

“I'm like yeah, I'm holding up my football that the cheerleaders gave me," Will Lawhead said, looking at the cell phone photo his dad had snapped.

And before the Jumbotron winked off for the last time, that put Will Lawhead in some pretty exclusive company.

"He was the last fan, Bud Grant was the last coach, Adrian Peterson was the last player," Brandon lawhead told us.

For the next two seasons, while their new stadium is under construction, the Vikings will play their games at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota. And Will Lawhead and his dad will be there.

"I think it will be really fun to be going outside,” Will Lawhead told us, “and watching the players play in the snow and have them toughen up."