Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

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Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome
The road to creating the Metrodome followed a number of twists and turns. The Dome was almost derailed a number of times. We invite you to learn more about the road people traveled on the way to making the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome "Minnesota's Rec Room.

 

Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium was built for the Minneapolis Millers minor league baseball team in 1956. It was expanded for major league sports when the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings came to town in 1961. While the Vikings played games there, the field at its core was a baseball stadium. It only seated 47,000 fans for football, and provided limited fan amenities and team revenues. The Vikings desired a new state-of-the-art home built for football, and the City of Minneapolis wanted to have that home in their downtown. Others had their eyes on wooing the Vikings, too, including Bloomington, St. Paul, the University of Minnesota, Eagan and Brooklyn Center.

 

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