The Metrodome has been the home for the Minnesota Vikings and Twins for years, making it one of the older multi-use venues for professional sports. 2009 will be the Twins last season at this stadium before moving to their new home.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called the Metrodome, opened in 1982. The stadium features a fiberglass fabric roof that is self-supported by air-pressure. The Minnesota Twins played the first ever game at the Metrodome on April 6, 1982. The Vikings first game at the Metrodome was on September 12, 1982. Over 64,000 seats in two tiers circle the entire field when the Metrodome is in football configuration.
A section of 7,600 retractable seats are added for baseball. These are also available during football games. The dome roof consists of over ten acres of Teflon-coated fiberglass.
There are LED Boards, color replay screens and a plaza outside the stadium. The Terrace Suite features concession stands and concourse televisions. After the 2003 season, the Astroturf field was removed and replaced with Fieldturf.
The stadium was designed first and foremost for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are seen as the team with the most leverage, as many Minnesotans view the Vikings as their favorite sports franchise in the state.
The stadium is also used by the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers during February and March because of weather; actually, the team plays the majority of their home games at the Metrodome.
Football and baseball at its best is awaiting you at this Minnesota venue. What are you waiting for? Take the entire family to watch and cheer on your team. Buy your tickets today for all events at the Metrodome!
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