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Metrodome Info

Outfield Dimensions
LF: 343'   CF: 408'   RF: 327'

Signature feature:
Right field baggy wall

Former Ballparks
Qualcomm Stadium
RFK Stadium
Shea Stadium
Sun Life Stadium
Veterans Stadium
Yankee Stadium

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 Former home of the Minnesota Twins


Opened: 1982
Capacity: 45,423
Ballpark address:
900 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN   55415

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Metrodome Facts & Figures

  • Construction cost: $68 million
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Construction began on December 20, 1979.
  • The first Twins game was played on April 3, 1982.
  • Located on a 20 acre site in downtown Minneapolis.
  • Named after Hubert Humphrey, a Minnesota Senator and Vice President of the United States from 1965-69.
  • Covered by 10 acres of Teflon coated fiberglass that requires 250,000 cubic feet of air pressure per minute to keep the roof inflated. It's the only air-supported dome used in baseball.
  • Beginning with the 2004 season, the Metrodome playing field was re-surfaced with AstroPlay, a new artificial turf that resembles natural grass.
  • Replaced Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981), which was located in the suburb of Bloomington, 15 miles south of the Metrodome. Metropolitan Stadium was demolished in 1985.
  • The Twins played their final game in the Metrodome on October 11, 2009. Since 2010, the team has played at Target Field.

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