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Bloomington Yesterday

With Minnesota hosting its second-ever Super Bowl this month (the first was in 1992), it’s a fitting time to reflect on Bloomington’s football past. The Met Stadium stood in South Loop until 1981. The stadium was home to the Minneapolis Millers, a minor league baseball team, and later the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. In 1981, the Met closed its doors and Minnesota’s professional sports teams moved to Minneapolis. A few years later Mall of America took the Met’s place. You can still find the stadium’s home plate in Nickelodeon Universe. At right is a photo of the Vikings playing the Green Bay Packers at the Met Stadium.