Liquid Assets: Auction Website Sells off Minneapolis Metrodome Urinal Troughs

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterMay 23, 2014

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Everything must go! And when you got to go, you got to go.

By way of Internet auction, a whole fleet of urinal troughs fresh from the remnants of the Minneapolis Metrodome were sold on Thursday.

Kevin Cusick of TwinCities.com brings word of the sale, which took place on auction site K-Bid.com.

Here’s the site’s full description of the hallowed whizz bins and their myriad uses:

Stainless Steel Trough from Metrodome Restrooms. Work great for livestock feeders or beverage coolers. There are multiple lengths of troughs available. We have 8', 10', 11', and 12'. All measure 2' H x14" D. All units have (2) drains in them. Condition of units vary, some have minor dents and dings from the removal process. First come, first serve on pickup day. Bidders responsibility to load items. Bring help for loading.

"Hey buddy, you busy on Saturday? I'm gonna need help loading this urinal trough into my car. Just trust me, bro."

These troughs were the real deal, Cusick writes: "It's the very same Metrodome troughs that have served the bathroom needs of millions of Minnesota men immediately after good times (the Twins' '87 and '91 World Series victories) and bad times (Gary Anderson's not-quite-a-field-goal in '99)."

Alas, the auction ended Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CT, with the highest bidder paying $330.04 for a gently used urine gutter.

There remains hope for potential buyers, however. 

It’s unclear whether all of the troughs sold. So for those of you yearning to repurpose equipment men peed into while complaining about Mike Tice, well, there may be pieces still floating around.

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We’ll keep our eyes open and wish the best to those lucky few who managed to snag themselves a new pie-cooling shelf.

They make a great raw bar.


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