Last year, Duluth Pack made luggage out of a Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric that was the old stadium roof. (See our post, “Metrodome Stadium Roof Material Made Into Luggage.”)
Now, the company is building a bag line out of the Metrodome’s right field wall.
The Metrodome was recently demolished to make way for a massive new football stadium. In a major up-cycling project, Duluth Pack purchased a large swath of the right field wall’s fabric and will make bags from the material.
They will be displayed for the first time tomorrow at the Minnesota State Fair. Prices will be $205 to $525, depending on the model type.
Baseball fans and bag aficionados can find the line at the Minnesota State Fair starting August 25th at the Duluth Pack booth in the Dairy Building. They will be for sale online thereafter.
According to a press release, the blue outfield fabric wall was installed prior to the Metrodome’s second season in 1983 “to limit the number of home runs hit to right field.” It became known as the “Baggie” or the “Hefty Bag” to fans.
Each of the new “Baggie” bags is made in Duluth. Some will have graphics from the old stadium wall, others are plain blue.
They are trimmed with leather and metal hardware for a signature Duluth Pack look.