Ronald Theriot, LaPlace, LA -- Sep 26, 2006 11:10 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
I had heard so much negative talk about the HHH Metrodome that I was excited to see it last June (2005). I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. The stadium was very clean and well-maintained. The ticket deal ($10.00 for a ticket, hot-dog, and soft drink) was exceptional, and I enjoyed hanging out at the sports bar across the street before the game. while the Metrodome may not be beautiful by many people's standards, I thought it was at least interesting and different (Do all ballparks have to be the same?). I walked all around the facility, but never did find any of the horrible sight lines I'd heard about. The view from my seat were pretty good. Though, I did go and sit right behind home plate in the upper deck. The place was probably only about 1/3 full that night. The Metrodome could certainly be converted into an excellent baseball only facility once football leaves, but the Minnesotans will get the outside ballpark that they THINK they want. All in all, the Metrodome is a pleasant place to take in a game. If I lived up there, I'd be at the game quite often.


mac s, Moorhead, MN -- Aug 14, 2007 15:08 PM
3 visit(s). My rating: 4
I think it is good that they are getting a new stadium because this one wasnt very good for watching baseball or football. The one thing thats good about it is that it is indoors so no matter how cold,snowy, or rainy it gets they still play.


Matt G, Chicago, IL -- Apr 23, 2008 21:26 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 6
We were season ticket holders for two years while we lived in Minneapolis and found the dome to be clean and easy to get to, if somewhat unremarkable as a baseball stadium. When exiting the dome, be prepared to wait a little while, as security would prefer everyone leaves via the revolving doors. Because of the air pressure required to keep the dome inflated, they can't open all the doors at once. Minneapolis urban legend says that if they did, the roof would deflate - not sure how true that is. If they do open the glass doors, hold onto your hat, literally. The rush of air as you go through the door is surprisingly strong and my wife and I got a few cheap laughs watching first-timers chasing their hats out the doors as they blew out before their owners.


Bryan Justman, Modesto, CA -- Aug 13, 2008 15:45 PM
4 visit(s). My rating: 8
I attended opening day in 2000 - I was able to buy a seat on the third base line the day before the game. Being a baseball traditionalist, I was totally prepared to hate this park. However, with the opening day temperature below 40 degrees, I gladly adjusted to the 72 degrees inside the park. (Good luck, Minnesotans, in dealing with chilly opening days at your new park.) I deeply fell in love with the team and the park and attended three more ballgames here - including the one in which Cal Ripken got his 3,000th hit - before moving to California. It's a nice place to watch a ballgame if you're here for the baseball. The colours really jump out at you in this park. They seem so much more vibrant than any of the other places I've been. It's so devoid of "vistas" like at other parks that you can't help but become consumed by the action.


Stefanos K, Boston, MA -- Jul 18, 2009 08:24 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 2
I came here once when I was in the twin cities to see a Angels vs Twins game in 2004 there's 4 hours I want back. when I saw the outside I felt like throwing up inside was no different. baseball was not meant to be played in a airbag.I sat in the upper deck third base side and the sightlines were horrible the food was bad the airbag was bad at least it's better than Yankee Stadium 1.the Angels beat the Twins 9-2.Food C- Atmosphere D+ Comfort D+ Overall D+


Joshua Teegarden, Hunter, ND -- Sep 23, 2009 21:24 PM
2 visit(s). My rating: 7
I have been two the Metrodome on two separate occasions. First to watch the Twins beat the Royals on July 30, 2007 (Twins won 3-1 on a 2-hit performance by Scott Baker, this was also two days before the I-35 Bridge Collapse). Second time on June 26, 2009 when I got to play a game there in my final season of Legion Baseball. (we lost the first and won the second game) I think the stadium is obviously better-suited for football but still holds its own for baseball, the horrible sightlines that people complain about are towards the end of the 3rd baseline (most of those seats were empty at the game I was at). Other than that and the numerous empty upper deck seats, this is a great place to watch baseball. Leaving is fun with the whoosh of air coming out. The dome is clean and well kept. The turn there now is very close to real grass. (it even looks like dirt flies up when a ball bounces on it) Being indoors is definitely a good thing early and late in the season, but outdoor games in the summer will be nice next year at Target Field. (although April and September/October could be rough).


Andy M, Minneapolis, MN -- Jan 09, 2010 23:50 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 9
i have been a twins fan all my life but didnt attend a game until 2003, they were playing the tampa bay devil rays and i cant remember who one but it was a great experience to actually sit in the stadium i had seen on t.v so many times and i have been to many games since then. i have heard people complain about the metrodome an i dont think its all that bad if you sit in left field you have perfect sightlines and the dome is great to have if its snowing/raining out or just plain cold or humid out i am boycotting target feld because i think its a bad decision for them to move outdoors.


Sebastian P, Eagle Lake, MN -- Apr 03, 2012 21:07 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
I only saw 1 game in 2004.I remember Nick Punto hitting a hr.And looking at the holes in the roof.I sat behind rf pole.


Anthony Lenendowski, Miami, FL -- Mar 11, 2013 08:58 AM
5 visit(s). My rating: 8
The first time I walked into the Metrodome,I saw the seats in the right outfield,it looked like the dome was on it's side!In the same game,Kirby Puckket hit a foul ball right to me!It was very amazing for my first time in the Metrodome.My favorate Football-Baseball ballpark was the Metrodome!


Ben Archer, Vineland, NJ -- Jan 30, 2014 11:15 AM
2 visit(s). My rating: 6
No stadium will ever be as loud as the Dome during a MLB playoff game. No matter what team was in town, chances are you could walk up to the ticket window on a rainy summer night and watch the Twins take on an American League foe for under ten dollars. I only got to go a few times. We (Archer Seating) were contracted to provide the chair stand brackets for the Metrodome seats when they were sold. The management at the Metrodome realized this at the last minute so we ended up having to ship everything to fans. (we get orders every day). Still it was certainly a unique stadium, having been personally every major demolition in the last 15 years. The final ceremony for the Metrodome featured three speakers and lasted maybe 20 minutes, including the “Top Ten” video they replayed throughout the game. That the ceremony was so anticlimactic perhaps should not have been a surprise, as it followed a game that ended with the home team kneeling down in the red zone to kill the clock in a meaningless game.


Michael G, South Amboy, NJ -- May 26, 2014 14:23 PM
6 visit(s). My rating: 8
Underrated by many baseball fans. Good sight lines. priced good and you knew there would be a game.


Tyler Kochman, Chicago, IL -- Aug 27, 2014 22:48 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
Never been inside, but I've seen the outside. I rly feel tht it was a mediocre venue, but it shouldn't hav been demolished. My alternate would've consisted pretty much of exactly wat they did in Vancouver w/ the BC Place renovation. BC Place was essentially the same design as the Metrodome, and it was transformed into a spectacular-looking state-of-the art venue tht is filled with natural light, and unlike Vikings Stadium, features a RETRACTABLE ROOF. The BC Place renovation took only 1 yr (Vikings Stadium will take 2 yrs to build) and cost just over 500 million (Vikings Stadium will cost over 1 billion). BC Place also features the 2nd-largest HD center-hung scoreboard in North America. BC Place looks amazing during the day, and is filled with natural light even when its roof is retracted, and looks breathtaking at night featuring incredible lighting. Vikings Stadium will never attract a MLS team, not with Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium as alternates (soccer is played in the summer; the reason the BC Place renovation and new Atlanta stadium attracted new teams was because they both had retractable roofs). Speaking of BC Place, please create an article on it soon.


Tyler Kochman, Chicago, IL -- Aug 27, 2014 22:48 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
Never been inside, but I've seen the outside. I rly feel tht it was a mediocre venue, but it shouldn't hav been demolished. My alternate would've consisted pretty much of exactly wat they did in Vancouver w/ the BC Place renovation. BC Place was essentially the same design as the Metrodome, and it was transformed into a spectacular-looking state-of-the art venue tht is filled with natural light, and unlike Vikings Stadium, features a RETRACTABLE ROOF. The BC Place renovation took only 1 yr (Vikings Stadium will take 2 yrs to build) and cost just over 500 million (Vikings Stadium will cost over 1 billion). BC Place also features the 2nd-largest HD center-hung scoreboard in North America. BC Place looks amazing during the day, and is filled with natural light even when its roof is retracted, and looks breathtaking at night featuring incredible lighting. Vikings Stadium will never attract a MLS team, not with Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium as alternates (soccer is played in the summer; the reason the BC Place renovation and new Atlanta stadium attracted new teams was because they both had retractable roofs). Speaking of BC Place, please create an article on it soon.