Make your own free website on Tripod.com
HUBERT H HUMPHREY METRODOME

Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome - Minneapolis, Mn

HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

TEAM ::: MINNESOTA TWINS
LOCATION ::: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
MY FIRST GAME ::: AUGUST 17,1990
OPPONENT ::: TORONTO BLUE JAYS

T.C. the Twins Mascot, HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ... D
SCOREBOARD ... B+
FOOD ... B
FACILITIES ... A- 
MLB STADIUM RANK ... 39 OF 40

The retired numbers at the Metrodome
Twins Greats how they are remembered

History at the Metrodome
Twins Greats making one last pitch together

Torii Hunter's view - the Metrodome, Minneapolis

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

Justin Morneau at the plate - The Metrodome

THE MINNESOTA TWINS ARE MY TEAM, SO AFTER MY INITIAL VISIT BACK IN THE
EARLY 90s THE ONLY REASON TO RETURN WAS TO SEE MY TEAM.  WELL, IT SEEMS
THE TWINS AGREE WITH MY OPINION OF THE PLACE BECAUSE SINCE MY FIRST
VISIT THE TWINS HAVE DONE SOMETHING INCREDIBLE. THEY KEEP YOU FROM GOING
INTO THE GAME UNTIL YOU HAVE TO. IT DOES NOTHING TO IMPROVE MY OPINION
ON THE PARK, BUT THE TRIP WAS MORE ENJOYABLE.

The view from behind Home Plate - The Metrodome

THERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO GET TO THE METRODOME AND REALLY, DRIVING MAY NOT
BE THE BEST WAY. PARKING AT THE DOME IS $15 AND THERE SEEMS TO BE
SUFFICIENT PARKING TO ACCOMMODATE THE CROWDS. BUT WITH THE NEWLY
INSTALLED LIGHT RAIL STOPPING RIGHT OUTSIDE THE METRODOME, THE LIGHT
RAIL IS THE WAY TO GO.  A THOUGHT WOULD BE TO PARK AT THE MALL AND TAKE
THE LIGHT RAIL, SAVING A FEW DOLLARS AND SOME TRAFFIC PROBLEMS.

The Metrodome, from the 3rd base side

ONCE INSIDE THE METRODOME THINGS BEGIN TO TUMBLE, THE CONCOURSE LEVEL IS
EXTREMELY CLEAN BUT THE AISLE WAYS ARE A BIT NARROW IF THE GAME IS
CROWDED. CONCESSION STANDS SET UP IN THE CONCOURSE AREA MAKE THE CROWDED
AREAS MORE CONGESTED
.

The HHH Metrodome from the 1st base side

ONCE INTO THE SEATING AREA THINGS CONTINUE TO GET WORSE, THE SEATING IS
TIGHT, THE AISLE WAYS NARROW AND THE ROWS SEEMINGLY ENDLESS. MAKING A
BATHROOM RUN WHEN SITTING IN SEAT 14 COULD BE A 10 MINUTE PROCESS JUST
TO GET TO THE END OF THE ROW. IF YOU ARE TALLER THAN  5'5" YOUR KNEES
WILL MOST LIKELY BE UNDER THE ARMS OF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU, AND IF
YOU ARE WALKING UP THE AISLE AND SOMEONE IS WALKING DOWN WITH A COUPLE
OF BEVERAGES, SOME WILL BE GETTING WET.

Twins great Kent Hrbek at the plate

WHEN LOOKING AT THE TWINS TICKET PLANS, YOU WILL SEE A $4 TICKET FOR
CERTAIN GAMES, A $4 TICKET FOR A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME IS UNHEARD OF, BUT AT
THE METRODOME IT ONLY SEEMS TO PUT YOU IN THE SAME AREA CODE. THE $4
SEATS ARE OVER THE RIGHT FIELD WALL AND HANG OVER THE PLAYING SURFACE.
ANY BALL TO RIGHT FIELD IS LOST ON THE WAY, MAKING ME REALIZE THE
CURTAINS IN THE UPPER DECK AREN'T SUCH A BAD THING.

Johan pitching, a view from RF

Twins Territory - The Metrodome, Minneapolis

SADLY FOR BASEBALL, BEATING UP THE METRODOME IS ALMOST TOO EASY SO LET
ME SAY SOME POSITIVE THINGS.
AS MENTIONED THE PARK IS VERY CLEAN.

Dome Dog and a Soda - The Metrodome

THE DOME DOG IS A GIANT HOT DOG THAT IS EDIBLE AND AFTER ONE YOU WON'T
NEED ANOTHER.

THE TWINS RESPECT THE GAME AND KEEP THE BETWEEN INNING
PROMOTIONS TO A MINIMUM. BETWEEN INNINGS THERE ARE A FEW CROWD VIDEOS THAT MAKE FUNNY FACES, LOOK AT PEOPLE WITH VARIOUS TWINS GARB, AND THE
KISS CAM. THE FANS GET REALLY INTO THIS, ESPECIALLY WHEN ONE OF THE TWO ON THE SCREEN REFUSES TO KISS, AN ALL OUT BOO IS LET OUT. IT REALLY IS A LOT OF FUN AND KIND OF THE SECOND MOST ENJOYABLE THING ABOUT HEADING OUT TO THE DOME.
THE BEST PART OF THE DOME? LEAVING! LEAVING THE DOME ISN'T WHAT IS SO GREAT, IT IS THE FACT THAT THIS BUILDING, HELD UP BY AIR PRESSURE, THROWS YOU OUT ONTO THE SIDEWALK AFTER THE GAME.  SOMETHING TO STICK AROUND FOR AT THE END OF EVERY GAME.

Pay no attention to the seats behind the curtain

Of the 40 Parks I have visited, I've made a change and feel that the Twins no longer deserve to be in last place. I think they realize just how bad a ballpark this is and they keep the fans outside until game time. Plus, once inside, thery do not pipe in cowbell sounds or fake noise to excite the crowd. they do that in Tropicana Field and well, that knocked the Trop down below the Metrodome.
 
Plus, the Metrodome is in its final year so we only have a few more games to worry about a ball getting lost in the white roof or a ball being misdirected by a fly ball after hitting off a speaker.  
 
The concern with playing outdoors is the weather in Minneapolis in April or late october, it can be tough.

So, in the final few games in the Dome, forget about what could go wrong and enjoy the Kiss Cam and have fun watching Twins fans get thrown onto the sidewalk as they leave the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome.

The Metrodome early in the morning

A visiting Mascot, The Metrodome, Minneapolis

THE LINE UPS
 
TORONTO BLUE JAYS MANAGER
43 CITO GASTON

MINNESOTA TWINS MANAGER
10 TOM KELLY

TORONTO BLUE JAYS 

 

47 Junior Felix rf

 

1 Tony Fernandez ss

 

17 Kelly Gruber 3b

 

11 George Bell lf

 

19 Fred McGriff 1b

 

9 John Olerud dh

 

21 Greg Myers c

 

4 Manny Lee 2b

 

3 Mookie Wilson cf

 

37 Dave Stieb p / WP

 

31 Duane Ward S 

Justin Morneau pre-game, the Metrodome Minneapolis

MINNESOTA TWINS 

 

32 Dan Gladden lf

 

2 Nelson Liriano 2b

 

34 Kirby Puckett cf

 

14 Kent Hrbek 1b

 

8 Gary Gaetti 3b

 

25 Randy Bush dh

 

9 Gene Larkin rf

 

0 Junior Ortiz c

 

26 Al Newman ss

 

46 Scott Erickson p / LP

The Scoreboard at the Metrodome- Minneapolis, Mn

BLUE JAYS     000 200 003 5 16 0
MIN TWINS  000 000 100 1 5 0

TIME :: 2:41
ATTENDANCE :: 28,173
WEATHER :: (OUTSIDE) COOL, DAMP

SEND ME AN E-MAIL

Mailbox 3

UNCLEBOBSBALLPARKS@GMAIL.COM

Nightfall in Minneapolis

LINKS

*** HOME ***

My Site Listed by Stadium

My site Listed by State

My site Listed by Team

The Official site of the Minnesota Twins

My review of the Twins Spring Training site - Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida

ESPN's view of this Park

The Best way to the Metrodome - The Minneapolis Light Rail

The place to stay when visiting the Metrodome - The Holiday Inn Metrodome

Located in the Nicollet Mall - Manny's Steakhouse

An Outstanding place for Lunch - Located in St.Paul - Cafe Latte

When flying to Minneapolis - Try Sun Country Air

Minneapolis weather from WEATHER.com

World Champion Twins 1987 & 1991

The Shadow - At all the games

2000-2012 UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS
I AM IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE TEAMS ON THIS PAGE ... THIS PAGE IS MEANT FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS HUBERT H HUMPHREY METRODOME
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS HUBERT H HUMPHREY METRODOME
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS HUBERT H. HUMPHREY METRODOME
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS HUBERT H. HUMPHREY METRODOMW
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS MINNESOTA TWINS
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS MINNESOTA TWINS
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS WIN TWINS
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS WIN TWINS
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS HHH METRODOME
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS HHH METRODOME
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS THE BAGGIE
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS THE BAGGIE
UNCLE BOBS BALLPARKS THE WORST STADIUM IN BASEBALL
UNCLE BOB'S BALLPARKS THE WORST STADIUM IN BASEBALL