Don't forget to buy a jar of Metrodome junk at TwinsFest


The gates to Target Field will open at 4 p.m. Friday as TwinsFest kicks off, marking the unofficial start of baseball season in Minnesota.

But while you're enjoying wider concourses than the Metrodome ever offered, don't completely forget the Dome. Consider this: after you take a picture with Joe Mauer and give Paul Molitor some advice on how to best utilize Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas, give some thought to spending a few dollars on a jar of Dome junk.

We are not kidding. Dome junk is being sold in jars at TwinsFest.

The creators, Nick Vetter and Joel Bradley, according to City Pages, are calling their product "Home Sweet Domepourri." No word on how it smells (maybe like a Dome Dog?), but the jars are filled with ground up field turf, roof, rubber field pellets, seats, cupholders, astroturf and more. The duo bought up a bunch of scraps while the Metrodome was being taken down last year.

"It's a nice conversation piece and we think it will bring smiles to a lot of faces," said Vetter. "A lot of people have a lot of great memories from the Dome."

Four-ounce jars cost $5 and $15 will get you an eight-ounce jar. You can also pay a bit more if you buy them on Ebay.

As Michael Rand of the Star Tribune notes, if there was a demand for Metrodome urinal troughs, then it's no surprise that there's a market for a jar of Dome junk.

Tickets to TwinsFest are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14-and-under. For a view of everything happening at TwinsFest, check out

Next Up

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.


Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 2.58.26 PM

Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.


Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

Landfill plastic bags

4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.