Metropolitan Stadium

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2014

    Gov. Dayton declares Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota

    Leading up to Saturday evening's sold-out Paul McCartney show at Target Field, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has dedicated the day to the Beatles legend. Sir Paul's last performance in the area was back in 2005, and he nearly hit Target Field in 2011. Tonight's performance will mark the third Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    10 rare photos from the Beatles' only Minnesota performance

    The Beatles played Minnesota exactly once. During their 1965 U.S. tour, the legendary rock band played the since-demolished Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Due to safety concerns, promoter Big Reggie Colihan decided no one was allowed on the field, which meant few close-up photos were taken. Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    400 Bar debuts sign at Mall of America

    The hallowed 400 Bar has returned! As a sign, at least.As reported in February, the 400 Bar will be part of a 25,000 square foot complex featuring a concert venue, the Midwest Music Museum, and a restaurant at the Mall of America. With the opening of the museum this week, a familiar landmark is rebo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Met Stadium demolished by fans: Video of what officials don't want to happen at Metrodome

    On December 20, 1980, the Vikings played their last game at Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium. Fittingly, they lost. As the final gun sounded, hordes of fans, some of them seemingly dressed for trips to the disco that night, descended from the bleachers and began to dismantle the stadium with their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Peyton Manning's Joe Kapp reference was awesome [VIDEO]

    Last night, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning become the first NFL quarterback to throw for seven touchdowns since... wait, Joe Kapp of the Vikings was the last guy to do it? Really?SEE ALSO: Fred Smoot coins unforgettable term for Bryant McKinnie's "Love Boat" cunnilingus Indeed. In Septemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Remembering Michael "Sammy" Samuelson, Twins fan and Best Heckler 2012

    When Michael "Sammy" Samuelson went into hospice care in mid-December, the move also meant involuntary retirement from heckling the Twins. At the time, I asked him to guess the number of games where he had been in the stands, lobbing his signature long, creative, elaborate taunts at the players. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities is here: Get the extras

    It's 1961, and life is good​We're mad about the Twin Cities. Why? Because it's 1961, and it's a great time to be living the American Dream.Like the TV series Mad Men, this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue takes you back 50 years: Two new sports teams--the Twins and Vikings--are playing at Metr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Vikings will host Bears outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium

    The Metrodome is out of service, so the Vikes will move across the river.​Are you ready for some outdoor football? The Metrodome is still torn and frayed from the blizzard, so the Minnesota Vikings are going to host the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Monday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Ray Barton remembered for Minnie and Paul Twins logo

    ​That house-sized caricature of two guys in old-school duds shaking hands over the outfield seats at Target Field? Those guys are Minnie and Paul. Ray Barton drew them in 1961 for the Dixie cups at old Metropolitan Stadium when the team was born. For $15. The next time you go to the fancy ne ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2009

    Name Games

    More farce at the stadium of the absurd

  • News

    December 13, 2006
  • Columns

    February 4, 2004


    Hanging tough with Chuck Foreman, Robert Wilkinson, and Lindsay Whalen

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Purple Stain

    Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning