Local NewsPhoto & VideoPhotography When the King was doomed Originally published March 26, 2016 at 7:46 pmUpdated March 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm On March 26, 2000, the Kingdome was destroyed to make room for today’s CenturyLink Field. The stadium was home to the Seahawks from 1976-2000, and the Mariners from 1977-1999. Staff photographer Greg Gilbert photographed the implosion with Safeco Field positioned behind the Kingdome. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Share story By Greg GilbertSeattle Times staff photographer Related Stories Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit December 6, 2016 Washington tribal leaders, supporters celebrate victories at Cherry Point, Standing Rock December 5, 2016 Crewman tells of harrowing escape from sinking Alaska Juris December 5, 2016 Wash. state Democrats uncertain they’ll support Mattis as defense chief December 5, 2016 More Photo Galleries It’s time for Seattle’s Christmas Ship Video: How rainy is Seattle, really? A tall order: cleaning 9,994 windows Greg Gilbert View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.