Metrodome roof gets new life as Duluth Pack bags

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth maker of outdoor gear plans to introduce duffel and shell bags made of material once used in the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

A Duluth News Tribune report ( ) says the bags will be made by Duluth Pack — but they won’t be cheap. The duffel bag is listed at $485 and the shell bag at $160.

Minnesota Twins announcer Jim Cunningham and Tim O’Phelan bought the entire inner layer of the Metrodome roof after it collapsed in 2010. They spent $4,000 for the Teflon-coated fiberglass, with an area of about three acres.

They weren’t immediately sure what to do with it. But they say when they realized how durable and water-resistant it was they knew it could be used for making heavy-duty bags.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune,

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