"We are being 'green' and saving this material from going into a landfill, giving money to a charity and giving Minnesota Viking and Twins fan a piece of history...truly a Win-Win all around!"
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
While fans and teams were scrambling after the Metrodome collapse last December, local entrepreneur Guy Nelson was quickly on the phone with his own plan in place: trying to obtain the actual damaged Metrodome Roof.
After 6 months of calls,emails and meetings,Guy finally obtained majority interest in the actual Metrodome Roof material. “Much of the roof had to be destroyed by demolition due to safety and logistics,but a great portion of it was still able to be salvaged,” says Guy Nelson,a longtime local sports fan. “I just couldn’t believe I got my hands on this material, it is pretty exciting to have a large piece of Twins and Vikings history and be able to share a piece of it with fans across the world now. This is a keepsake that doesn’t come along that often.”
“I also think the best thing about this is that we are able to be ‘green’and prevent acres of this material from going into local landfills where it could be for a over a thousand years and now can be cherished in your office, sports room or man cave,” says Guy. “I am also wanting to ‘give back’ and want a generous portion of the proceeds to benefit Make a Wish program. I really believe in Cause Marketing and people will feel good about their purchase as well knowing kids will benefit too. It's just a win-win all around no matter how you look at it;recycling and being ‘green’, a charity benefits from the success, sports fans can get and cherish a genuine and authentic piece of Metrodome Memory and I can make a living as well.”
Several major events have happened at the infamous Metrodome such as the 1987 World Series, 1991 World Series, 1992 Super Bowl and the 1985 All Star Game. In fact, the 1991 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins will be having their 20 year anniversary reunion weekend August 5-7th in Minneapolis. Fans can now get a piece of Minnesota sports history and maybe even get an autograph from a favorite Twins player on a Metrodome roof piece at one of the many events planned. According to the Dome Authority, they have had mulitple calls from fans from 30 different states trying to find how to get a piece of the Metrdome roof. Owner of the website TheMetrodomeroof.com, Guy Nelson, says they have sold over 300 pieces online in the first 72 hours, so Minnesota sports fans have certainly spoken.