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Metropolitan Stadium

Location Bloomington, a suburb south of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Opened April 24, 1956

First Twins Game April 21, 1961

Last Twins Game September 30, 1981

Demolished 1985

Replaced By Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Surface Grass

Construction cost $8.5M

 

Tenants

Minnesota Twins (MLB, 1961-1981)

Minnesota Vikings (NFL, 1961-1981)

Minnesota Kicks (NASL, 1976 - 1981)

 

Seating capacity

18,200 (1956), 30,637 (1961), 40,000 (1964), 45,919 (1975)

 

Dimensions

1961:

Left field line - 329 ft.

Left center field - 365 ft.

Center field - 412 ft.

Right center field - 365 ft.

Right field line - 329 ft.

 

1977:

Left field line - 343 ft.

Left center field - 360 ft.

Center field - 402 ft.

Right center field - 370 ft.

Right field line - 330 ft.

Backstop - 60 ft.

 

FIRSTS at METROPOLITAN STADIUM

Game 04/21/1961 Senators 5, Twins 3

Attendance 24,606

Hit Marty Keough (single)

Win Joe McClain

Loss Ray Moore

 

 

 
Tagged:
Ball Parks of Yesterday, Baseball History, Calvin Griffith, Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota Twins

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