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 2 killed in Maple Valley crash June 25, 2016 Seattle surgeon’s innovation lets ‘one tough cookie’ of a girl breathe normally June 25, 2016 Bill Cunningham, legendary New York Times street-fashion photographer, dies at 87 June 25, 2016 Woman taken into custody in Burien-area stabbing June 25, 2016 More Photo Galleries Pride weekend kicks off with Capitol Hill festival Pilot-in-training’s imagination takes wing at Museum of Flight These boys of summer play croquet 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.