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 Virtual-reality pioneer Jaron Lanier warns of potential for abuse May 29, 2016 Why it seems like there’s a rash of recalls lately May 29, 2016 Soldier leaves behind deep grief, deeper love May 29, 2016 Wildfire prompts evacuations near Sasquatch! Festival May 29, 2016 More Photo Galleries Folklife 2016: Feet move to the beat Buddhists gather to celebrate holy Vesak Day Ivan the gorilla to be honored with sculpture at Point Defiance 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.