The recent removal of the seats (we have floor mounting stands for those seats available HERE) from the Metrodome in Minneapolis marks the end of an era for the Minnesota stadium that has the distinction of being the only stadium to date to host the World Series, Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four and MLB All-Star Game in its 31-year history.
Here are some great moments in the Metrodome’s history.
Gene Larkin’s bottom of the 10th inning walk-off single was the difference in a 1-0 Twins win in the 1991 World Series.
Kent Hrbek’s World Series Grand Slam. Hrbek hit a grand slam in Game 6 of the 1987 World Series agains the Cardinals that gave the Twins a 10-5 lead.
Jeff Reardon gets Willie McGee to ground out to Gary Gaetti to end game 7 and give the Twins their first World Series.
Kirby Puckett’s walk-off homerun in game 6 of the 1991 World Series sent the series to game 7. Puckett also made an incredible leaping grab in the game.
Rhys Lloyd kicked a game-winning field goal for the Gophers in 2003 to beat Wisconsin and bring the Paul Bunyon axe back to Minnesota.
Adrian Peterson set the single-game NFL rushing record in 2007 with 296 yards in a game against the Chargers.
Jack Morris shut out the Braves in game 7 of the 1991 World Series in a gutsy 10-inning performance.
Alexi Casilla knocks in Carlos Gomez with the walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning to clinch the AL Central title for the Twins in game 163 against the Tigers in 2009.
Randy Moss scored his first career touchdown in his first game at the Metrodome in 1998.
Dave Winfield gets hit number 3,000 in front of his hometown fans.
Cris Carter caught his 1,000th career pass at the Metrodome.
Adrian Peterson became a member of the 2,000-yard club, passing the single-season rushing mark in 2012.
Duke beat the Fab Five and Michigan in the 1992 National Championship.
Washington beat Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVI, 1992.