It appears that there's a market for used urinals – or at least one that came from the Metrodome.
K-bid online, which held auctions for the Metrodome troughs, tweeted Thursday that bids came in from all over the country and many of them topped $300.
There's no telling what the urinals will be used for. LCS, which auctioned the troughs through K-bid, said in its listing for the stainless steel units that they would "work great for livestock feeders or beverage coolers."
Bidding for the urinals started at $5, but as of 12 p.m. Thursday, bidding ranged from $64 to $100.
Six troughs were up for bids in all. One went for as high as $375, while the lowest price paid for another was $260.
Naturally, headline writers had some fun with the story:
Pioneer Press: Golden opportunity: Metrodome urinal troughs for sale
Bleacher Report: Liquid Assets: Auction Website Sells off Minneapolis Metrodome Urinal Troughs
MPR News: For the fan who has everything, Metrodome urinal troughs
The troughs aren't the only pieces of the demolished Metrodome to live on following the demolition of the facility. Other items either sold or recycled include Dome’s blue seats, its roof, the pitcher’s mound and the turf.