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Bloomington Yesterday: Twins’ territory at Mall of America

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Bloomington Briefing Published July 29, 2022
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As the oldest professional sports franchise in Minnesota, the hometown team and Mall of America share a bit of history together. Before Mall of America, the Metropolitan Stadium was on the site. The last Minnesota Twins game played at the old Metropolitan Stadium was on September 30, 1981.

Today, the Metropolitan Stadium home plate is located on the floor of Nickelodeon Universe near the entrance to SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge. Visitors can look for the original red stadium chair above the Log Chute ride, marking the spot where Twins legend Harmon Killebrew smashed his longest homerun—flying 522 feet into the second deck—in the Metropolitan Stadium on June 3, 1967. Killebrew became so popular on this day that the street in front to the stadium was named after him and is now one of the main roads to MOA.