Color image of a Superbowl XXVI admission ticket for the AFC-NFC World Championship Game, January 26, 1992 at the Metrodome.

Superbowl XXVI admission ticket

Superbowl XXVI admission ticket for the AFC-NFC World Championship Game, January 26, 1992 at the Metrodome.

Color image of a Ticket to the final Minnesota Twins game played at the Metrodome, on October 4, 2009.

Ticket to the final Minnesota Twins game played at the Metrodome

Ticket to the final Minnesota Twins game played at the Metrodome, on October 4, 2009.

Color image of a Felt Minnesota Vikings pennant commemorating the team's final season at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, distributed at the final football game at the Dome on December 29, 2013.

Felt Minnesota Vikings pennant

Felt Minnesota Vikings pennant commemorating the team's final season at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, distributed at the final football game at the Dome on December 29, 2013.

Color image of a Ticket stub for the Paul McCartney World Tour concert at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, 1993.

Ticket stub for the Paul McCartney World Tour concert at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Ticket stub for the Paul McCartney World Tour concert at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, 1993.

Black and white photograph of a panorama of the field from the stands during the 1985 MLB All-Star Game at the Metrodome on July 16, 1985.

1985 MLB All-Star Game at the Metrodome

A panorama of the field from the stands during the 1985 MLB All-Star Game at the Metrodome on July 16, 1985.

Black and white photograph of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, 501 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, 1982.

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, 501 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, 1982.

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis

As enthusiasm for professional sports grew in Minnesota during the mid-twentieth century, Metropolitan Stadium, designed for baseball, became too small and had too few amenities to continue to attract professional teams. By the early 1970s, Minnesota's teams, seeking greater profits, began to demand a bigger and better venue. The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ("The Dome"), a covered, multi-purpose stadium built in downtown Minneapolis, served this purpose for thirty-one years.

Cone-shaped paper megaphone with a metal mouthpiece, ca. 1955-1965.

Cone-shaped paper megaphone with a metal mouthpiece

Cone-shaped paper megaphone with a metal mouthpiece, ca.1955–1965. The megaphone reads "Minnesota / Twins" and "Welcome to Metropolitan Stadium / Home of / The Minnesota Twins," and features an illustration of two ball players ("Minnie" and "Paul"), shaking hands across the Mississippi River. The megaphone also includes blank lines for player's autographs and boxes for scores by inning.

Paper ticket to football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs, 1981.

Ticket to football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs

Paper ticket to football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs. This was the last game played in Metropolitan Stadium. Played on Sunday, December 20, 1981.

"Farewell to the Met" Minnesota Vikings pennant, 1981.

"Farewell to the Met" Minnesota Vikings pennant

"Farewell to the Met" Minnesota Vikings pennant, 1981.

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