Black and white photograph of Fans at the Beatles concert, Metropolitan Stadium, 8/21/1965. Photograph: Sully, St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press.

Fans at the Beatles concert, Metropolitan Stadium

Fans at the Beatles concert, Metropolitan Stadium, 1965. Photograph: Sully, St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press.

Black and white photograph of The Beatles in concert at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, August 21, 1965. Photograph: Neale, St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press.

The Beatles in concert at Metropolitan Stadium

The Beatles in concert at Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, August 21, 1965. Photograph: Neale, St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press.

Black and white photograph of Metropolitan Stadium aerial, Bloomington, 1960. Photograph: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Metropolitan Stadium aerial, Bloomington

Metropolitan Stadium aerial, Bloomington, 1960. Photograph: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Black and white photograph of the last game at Metropolitan Stadium, Vikings versus Kansas City Chiefs, 1981.

Last game at Metropolitan Stadium, Vikings versus Kansas City Chiefs

Last game at Metropolitan Stadium, Vikings versus Kansas City Chiefs, 1981.

Black and white photograph of Metropolitan Stadium under construction. Photograph: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 1955.

Metropolitan Stadium under construction

Metropolitan Stadium under construction. Photograph: Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune, 1955.

Black and white photograph of Tailgaters, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota. Photographer: Gillis, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1964.

Tailgaters, Metropolitan Stadium

Tailgaters, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota. Photographer: Gillis, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1964.

Black and white photograph of the Minneapolis Millers versus the Wichita Braves at Metropolitan Stadium, April 24, 1956.

Minneapolis Millers versus the Wichita Braves at Metropolitan Stadium

Minneapolis Millers versus the Wichita Braves at Metropolitan Stadium, April 24, 1956.

Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington

When local enthusiasts wanted to lure major league sports to Minnesota in the 1950s, they made plans to build an outdoor stadium in the cornfields of Bloomington. Metropolitan Stadium—"the Met"— hosted Minnesota's professional baseball, football, and soccer teams until the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome replaced it in 1981.

Color image of Bluff trail at Interstate State Park, 2015. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff.

Bluff trail at Interstate State Park

Bluff trail at Interstate State Park, 2015. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff.

Color image of rock climbers at Interstate State Park, 2014.. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff.

Rock climbers at Interstate State Park

Rock climbers at Interstate State Park, 2014. Photograph by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Staff.

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