Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
The Metrodome, Mall of America Field, The Homerdome, The Dome, The Thunderdome
Location900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Coordinates44°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 groundDecember 20, 1979
OpenedApril 3, 1982
ClosedDecember 29, 2013
DemolishedJanuary 18, 2014 - (in progress)
OwnerMetropolitan Sports Facilities Commission of Minnesota
SurfaceSportexe (2010-2013)
FieldTurf (2004-2010)
AstroTurf (1987-2003)
SuperTurf (1982-1986)
Construction cost$68 million
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
CapacityBaseball: 46,564 (expandable to 55,883)
American football: 64,111
Basketball: 50,000[1]
Field dimensionsLeft 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)
TenantsMinnesota 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 was home to the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, and in its last years was also sometimes used by the Big Ten's 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 Twins now play at the nearby Target Field, while Golden Gophers football returned to campus at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Vikings played their last game at the stadium on December 29, 2013. Demolition of the stadium began on January 18, 2014.[3] A new stadium for the Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, was built on the site, and opened in 2016. During construction of the new stadium, the Vikings played at TCF Bank Stadium, located on the University of Minnesota campus.

References[change | change source]

  1. "About the Metrodome". Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Retrieved 2006-11-04.
  2. "Vikings reach deal to play on 'Mall of America Field'". KARE. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  3. "Tom Powers: On demolition day, Metrodome won't hold up to Met Center". Twin Cities News. Retrieved 2014-03-16.

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Preceded by
Metropolitan Stadium
Home of the
Minnesota Vikings

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

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

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

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

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

Succeeded by

Louisiana Superdome
Georgia Dome