The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, commonly referred to as the Metrodome, is the home of Mall of America Field and is located at 900 South 5th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America. The Metrodome is the ninth oldest stadium in the National Football League and has been the home of the Minnesota Vikings for over 30 years.
The Metrodome was named in the honor of former mayor of Minneapolis, U.S. Senator and U.S. Vice President, Hubert Humphrey. Hubert Humphrey died in 1978. After several name proposals, Hubert H. Humphrey was the clear choice. Because of his dedication to the state and to teamwork, the Metrodome was appropriately named in Humphrey's honor.
Since 1982, the combined attendance at Metrodome events exceeds 55 million people, making it the most versatile and heavily used stadium in the nation. There are 64,000 seats in the arena and 115 suites. The ever-busy Metrodome is the only stadium in the world to have hosted all of the following: the NFL Super Bowl (1992), Major League Baseball's All-Star Game (1985), two World Series (1987, 1991), and the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship (1992, 2001).
More than half a million people have come to the Metrodome to see concerts by major performers such as Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Guns N' Roses, Faith No More, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, George Strait, Tom Petty and The Grateful Dead.
Unique in design and legendary for noise level, the Metrodome is a staple in the Minneapolis skyline.