The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, commonly called the Metrodome, is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Opened in 1982, it replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America in Bloomington and Memorial Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The Metrodome was home to the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, and the Big Ten's University of Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team through 2010 and 2012, respectively. The stadium was also the home of the Minnesota Twins from 1982 to 2009 and the Golden Gophers football team from 1982 to 2008. The football playing field has been known as Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome since October 2009.
The stadium is the ninth oldest stadium in the National Football League. Locally, it has several nicknames such as: "The Dome"., "the Thunderdome" and "The Homer Dome".
The stadium has a fiberglass fabric roof that is self-supported by air pressure, and is the second major sports facility to have this feature (the first being the Pontiac Silverdome). The Metrodome is similar in design to BC Place before that stadium was reconfigured with a