Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
The Metrodome, Mall of America Field, The Homerdome, The Dome, The Thunderdome
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Location 900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Coordinates 44°58′26″N 93°15′29″W / 44.97389°N 93.25806°W / 44.97389; -93.25806Coordinates: 44°58′26″N 93°15′29″W / 44.97389°N 93.25806°W / 44.97389; -93.25806
Broke ground December 20, 1979
Opened April 3, 1982
Closed December 29, 2013
Demolished January 18, 2014 - (in progress)
Owner Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission of Minnesota
Surface Sportexe (2010-2013)
FieldTurf (2004-2010)
AstroTurf (1987-2003)
SuperTurf (1982-1986)
Construction cost $68 million
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Capacity

Baseball: 46,564 (expandable to 55,883)
American football: 64,111

Basketball: 50,000[1]
Field dimensions Left Field: - 343 ft (105 m)
Left-Center: - 385 ft (117 m)
Center Field: - 408 ft (124 m)
Right-Center: - 367 ft (112 m)
Right Field: - 327 ft (100 m)
Backstop: - 60 ft (18 m)
Dome Apex: - 186 ft (57 m)
Wall: - 7 feet (left and center field)
Wall: - 23 feet (right field)
Tenants
Minnesota Vikings (NFL) (1982–2013)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA baseball)
(occasional games 1985–2013)
Minnesota Twins (MLB) (1982–2009)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA football) (1982 – 2008)
Minnesota Strikers (NASL) (1984)
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) (1989–1990)
Super Bowl XXVI (1992)
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
(1986, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009)

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called The Metrodome, was a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The field was renamed Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in October 2009. Opened in 1982, it replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America in Bloomington (which, beginning a three year deal on October 5, 2009, now holds naming rights for the Metrodome's field[2]), and Memorial Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The Metrodome is home to the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, and is sometimes used by the Big Ten's University of Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team. The stadium was also the home of the Minnesota Twins from 1982 to 2009 and the Golden Gophers football team from 1982 to 2008.

The Minnesota Viking played their last game at the stadium on December 29, 2013. Demolition of the stadium began on January 18, 2014.[3]

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Preceded by
Metropolitan Stadium
Home of the
Minnesota Vikings

1982–2013
Succeeded by
TCF Bank Stadium
Preceded by
Metropolitan Stadium
Home of the
Minnesota Twins

1982–2009
Succeeded by
Target Field
Preceded by
Memorial Stadium
Home of the
Minnesota Golden Gophers football

1982–2008
Succeeded by
TCF Bank Stadium
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Minnesota Timberwolves

1989–1990
Succeeded by
Target Center
Preceded by
Tampa Stadium
Host of Super Bowl XXVI
1992
Succeeded by
Rose Bowl
Preceded by
Candlestick Park
Host of NFC Championship Game
1999
Succeeded by
Edward Jones Dome
Preceded by
Ernest W. Spangler Stadium
Reeves Field
Host of the Victory Bowl
2002
2008
Succeeded by
Reeves Field
Francis Field
Preceded by
Candlestick Park
Host of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1985
Succeeded by
Astrodome
Preceded by

Hoosier Dome
RCA Dome
NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Finals Venue

1992
2001
Succeeded by

Louisiana Superdome
Georgia Dome