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Hundreds of Metrodome seats find new life in southern Minnesota

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WELLS, Minn. (AP) -- As work begins to demolish the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, hundreds of its blue stadium seats will be recycled by a small school district in southern Minnesota.

The United South Central School District is building a new K-12 school for its 630 students. With a tight budget, there wasn't enough money for any extras at its new football field. And that's where several local businesses and the reclaimed seats come into play.

KMSP-TV reports Wells Concrete is donating the material and labor to create a permanent, stadium-type seating structure at the new football field. When the district looked at seating options, $40 for a Metrodome seat seemed like a good deal. So the district scooped up 840.

School board member John Feist says it's "pretty neat" that the entire structure will be filled with Metrodome seats.

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