Original Metropolitan The Met Stadium Seat #1 Minnesota Millers Twins Vikings
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Original Metropolitan The Met Stadium Seat #1 Minnesota Millers Twins Vikings :
RARE - Vintage Original Metropolitan "The Met" Seat #1
Original Home of the Minneapolis Millers, Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings
This original Metropolitan seat #1 has seen its' days at the OLD MET, therefore it has normal wear and tear throughout the entire seat. Normal aged scratches, knicks, chipping of the paint, etc...SEE PHOTOS
(Nothing has been refurbished or restored! ALL ORIGINAL!!)
These original seats were BOLTED into the concrete and/or wood base. The bolts would have been inserted horizontally into the concrete/wood to hold the seat upright. Therefore, there were no bottom seat brackets like some of the seats from the day. Great item to add seat brackets and display it in your office, home and/or man cave!!
Made by American Seating in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Company stamping on the back of the seat, see photo)
Lithograph Print of the Metropolitan Stadium (1956-1981) from Artist J. Martin
Limited Edition Print 52/500
Print is in VG-EX condition with few creases. Great item to get framed and display it above the seat!!
Due to the size & weigh of the seat, the shipping & handling will not be cheap. Weight of the Seat is 34 lbs.
FREE LOCAL PICKUP!!
ONLY ONE ON !!!!
"The Met" Bio:
Metropolitan Stadium (often referred to as "the Met", "the Ice Palace" when the Minnesota Vikings played, "Met Stadium", or now "the Old Met" to distinguish from the Metrodome) was a sports stadium that once stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis. The area where the stadium once stood is now the site of the Mall of America. The Minneapolis Millers minor league baseball team played at Met Stadium from 1956 to 1960. The Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings then played at the "Met" from 1961 to 1981. The NASL soccer team Minnesota Kicks also played there from 1976 to 1981.
The Met, Met Stadium" , "Old MetLocation
8000 Cedar Ave. South, Bloomington, MinnesotaCoordinates
44°51′16″N 93°14′31″W / 44.85444°N 93.24194°W / 44.85444; -93.24194Coordinates: 44°51′16″N 93°14′31″W / 44.85444°N 93.24194°W / 44.85444; -93.24194Broke ground
June 20, 1955Opened
April 24, 1956Closed
December 20, 1981Demolished
January 28, 1985Owner
City of Minneapolis (1956-1977)
Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (1977-1981)
($38.5million in 2013 dollars)
Osborn EngineeringStructural engineer
Tepper EngineeringGeneral contractor
Johnson, Drake & Piper/Kimmes/Axel OhmanCapacity
Baseball: 18,200 (1956)
Football: 41,200 (1961-1964)
Left Field - 343 ft (105 m)
Left-Center - 365ft (111m)
Center Field - 402ft (123m)
Right-Center - 370ft (110m)
Right Field - 330ft (100m)
Backstop - 60ft (18m)
Wall - 8 feet (2.4m)
Minneapolis Millers (AA) (1956-1960)
Minnesota Twins (MLB) (1961-1981)
Minnesota Vikings (NFL) (1961-1981)
Minnesota Kicks (NASL) (1976-1981)