|The Metrodome, Mall of America Field, The Homerdome, The Dome, The Thunderdome|
|Location||900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415|
|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|
|Construction cost||$68 million|
|Architect||Skidmore, Owings & Merrill|
|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)
|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), 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. A new stadium for the Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, is being built on the site, and will open in 2016. During construction of the new stadium, the Vikings played at TCF Bank Stadium, located on the university's campus.
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The Metrodome in 2008, before the 91st battle for the Little Brown Jug rivalry game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan Wolverines.
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.