Michael at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was a good host. He was a tour guide that was willing to show us around the facility for free, and even though the normal minimum for tours is 15, and we had only 20% of that minimum. Kind of a bummer here since the field isn't set up for Golden Gophers' Football, but rather for some Minnesota Twins' Baseball. I can understand the Gophers' hurry to move out here, though. Michael took us down to their locker room, which during baseball is converted into a daycare playroom for the baseball players' kids. I would want my own space too. The absolute coolest thing about the Metrodome is as follows: The roof is kept up by air pressure and really nothing else. So the doors leading in and out of the structure have to be air tight in order to keep the roof from collapsing. Michael allowed us to feel some of the pressure as he let us to the outside, and then had us try and fight our way back into the building. It was ridiculous. I would imagine that is what it feels like to fight a wind tunnel. But keep in mind that it was set up for baseball, so that's probably why that was the most exciting thing...
First Game: v. Ohio, 1982
Surface: Field Turf
Google Map of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome