Posted by: gravessack | December 31, 2013

Farewell, Dome!

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the former home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, will soon be history. The Dome, which opened in 1982, will soon be torn down now that the Vikings ended their season on December 29. There have been many great memories inside the Dome, including when the Twins won the World Series there in 1987 and 1991. My favorite probably was, because I saw it on TV and clearly remember it, when the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers in 2009 to advance to the playoffs.

Although the Dome has seen some memorable moments, I will not miss it. Based on my experience there seeing many Twins game, I felt the Dome was pretty inaccessible. There are only 2 elevators in the entire stadium and it was sometimes difficult to see the game because fans were allowed to walk in front of other fans trying to watch the game. The railings were high enough that I and other fans in wheelchairs were looking directly at a bar most of the time! Target Field is much more accessible since fans can’t walk in front of you and there are no bars in the way. I’d bet the new Vikings stadium is much better than the Dome as well. I’m sure there will be memorable moments, such as the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field, in Minnesota’s new stadiums!

What is your favorite Metrodome memory and what is your opinion of it being torn down?

Written by: Sam Graves

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  1. Wandering around in pursuit of an elevator, watching games through a guard rail, having popcorn and beer spilled on my head while people stumble over our feet and wheelchair in the “handicap” section …. ummm, my good Metrodome memories are, well, they are a bit thin! No tears being shed by me…


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