Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Metrodome, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Field, The Homerdome, The Dome, The Thunderdome
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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is located in Minnesota
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is located in the United States
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Location in Minnesota##Location in the United States
Address900 South 5th Street
LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota
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
OwnerMetropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (1982–2012)
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (2012–2013)
OperatorMetropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (1982–2012)
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (2012–2013)
CapacityAmerican football: 64,121
Baseball: 46,564 (expandable to 55,883)
Basketball: 50,000
Concerts: 60,000[1]
Field sizeLeft field: 343 ft (105 m)
Left-center: 385 ft (117 m) (unmarked)
Center field: 408 ft (124 m)
Right-center: 367 ft (112 m) (unmarked)
Right field: 327 ft (100 m)
Backstop: 60 ft (18 m)
Dome apex: 186 ft (57 m)
Wall: 7 ft (2.1 m) (left and center field)
Wall: 23 ft (7 m) (right field)[2]
SurfaceSuperTurf (1982–1986)
AstroTurf (1987–2003)
FieldTurf (2004–2010)
Sportexe Momentum Turf (2010)
UBU-Intensity Series-S5-M Synthetic Turf (2011–2013)
Construction
Broke groundDecember 20, 1979
OpenedApril 3, 1982
ClosedDecember 29, 2013[9]
DemolishedJanuary 18, 2014 – April 17, 2014[3]
Construction costUS$55 million[4][5]
($190 million in 2017 dollars[6])
ArchitectFazlur Rahman Khan (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
Setter, Leach & Lindstrom, Inc.[7]
Structural engineerGeiger Berger Associates
General contractorBarton-Malow[8]
Tenants
Minnesota Vikings (NFL) (1982–2013)
Minnesota Twins (MLB) (1982–2009)
Minnesota Golden Gophers football (NCAA) (1982–2008)
Minnesota Strikers (NASL) (1984)
Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball (NCAA) (1985–2010, 2012)
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) (1989–1990)
Minnesota United FC (NASL) (2013)

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[10]), 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.[11] 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 Metrodome". Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Retrieved November 4, 2006.
  2. Minnesota Ballpark History Major League Baseball, 2002
  3. "Metrodome Demolition Reaches Completion Early". Associated Press.
  4. "Mall of America Field at the H.H.H. Metrodome Information". Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  5. "Metrodome History" (PDF). Minnesota Legislature. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 18, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  6. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  7. Football.ballparks.com – Metrodome
  8. Ballparks.com – Metrodome
  9. Detroit Lions | Detroit Free Press. freep.com (May 7, 2014). Retrieved on May 12, 2014.
  10. "Vikings reach deal to play on 'Mall of America Field'". KARE. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  11. "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

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