"And it's not just Saints players — who play 50 home games every season — who inhabit the park. Midway fields about 120 high school and amateur baseball games every year, as well as the annual Minnesota State High School Baseball Tournament. All have to deal with the dank surroundings."
What's been missing in the Vikings stadium debate, and in what public discussion there's been about replacing Midway, is how much they get used by organizations other than the marquee teams. Midway has an even stronger case since it apparently would need replacing even without the Saints.
Of course, the next time the Dome roof collapses, the company that used to make the fabric roofs might no longer be able and willing to do the custom job.