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 Kellye Testy, dean of UW law school, to step down February 21, 2017 We’ll keep living longer, study predicts; South Korean women could hit 91 February 21, 2017 Smelt dip-net fishery on Cowlitz River opens this Saturday only, expect lots of people February 21, 2017 Detective: No known motive in deadly stabbing of Snohomish woman February 21, 2017 More Photo Galleries Wreath-laying honors Washington on Presidents Day Historic photos: Presidential visits to the Seattle area Honoring presidents on their holiday 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.