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 A sacred ritual for veterans at Tahoma National Cemetery May 28, 2017 Enjoy the sun — but watch out for spontaneous combustion May 28, 2017 Singer John Legend donates $5K to help cover Seattle’s school-lunch debt May 28, 2017 Seattle arena ‘comparisons’ have valid points but also are open to selective interpretation May 28, 2017 More Photo Galleries Soaking up some sun Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Fest brings out celebrants for rites of spring Museum of Flight exhibit lifts off 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.