Last piece of Met Stadium torn down
The last standing piece of Metropolitan Stadium was taken down on Monday morning.
The “East” parking sign was located in the North parking lot at Mall of America. It was the final piece of decades of Minnesota history that took place at Met Stadium.
The sign will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to be auctioned off in support of Type 1 Diabetes research.
via KARE11, top photo by me from a blog post I did last July about the old Met Center/Stadium East parking sign.
Elvis Presley - Concert Review clip - From his 11-5-1971 show in Minneapolis Minn.
The spotlights stabbed down at a figure in a tight, spangled suit, a guitar twanged, and the capacity crowd in Metropolitan Sports Center burst into sound and light. Elvis Presley was on stage. Flashbulbs (nearly 100 can be counted in this 3-second exposure) popped almost continuosly as Presley performed the songs that made him famous in the 1950s and sang some new ones.
Edina Cake - JskullcranePlayed 379 times.
One reported dead when truck hits span in Mall of America parking ramp
At least one person was killed Friday night when a small truck struck a concrete span in the parking lot at the Mall of America parking lot, causing the span to collapse, Bloomington police said.
The narrow rectangular span collapsed when it was struck by a U-Haul truck, police said. The span fell on the front of the truck. One person was being extracted from the vehicle at about 9 p.m.
Bloomington police and fire personnel responded to the report from the fourth floor of the parking lot near Nordstrom’s at about 8:30 p.m.
The incident appeared to be an accident and not intentional, police said.
Mall of America Parking Ramp Collapse via dabbyswen
Breaking News: Part Of Parking Ramp Collapses At MOA
Mall of America parking ramp partially collapsed Friday evening and fell on a truck.
Images of the collapse show a piece of the parking ramp atop a U-Haul truck. Bloomington police said someone, with some relation to the truck, has suffered injuries. The extent of the injuries is not known.
The collapse happened near Nordstroms.
This story will be updated.
Hastily taken cell phone pic of a lady pushing her two dogs in a baby stroller at Mall Of America today.
10-16-85 Dio @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN by NYCDreamin
This Is It
Like a lone sentry standing guard over memories long past, this “East” parking lot sign is the last relic of the Met Center, a building that brought hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans through it’s doors over the years. The IKEA store in the background is where Met Center stood from 1967, until it was imploded on December 13, 1994. Primarily famous for being the home of the Minnesota North Stars NHL team, it also hosted concerts by the likes of Frank Sinatra, KISS, Michael Jackson, and the first ever performance of Sesame Street Live.
I bet “East” could tell you some tailgating/after concert stories that would make your head spin, while at the same time making you wish so hard that you could travel back in time and be there, for just one night.
But this is all that’s left.
Because I love you guys, here is the setlist from when AC/DC played Met Center on November 23, 1981 on their “For Those About To Rock” tour.
2.Shot Down in Flames
4.Shoot to Thrill
5.Back in Black
6.Bad Boy Boogie
7.Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
9.What Do You Do For Money Honey
10.Highway to Hell
11.Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
12.Whole Lotta Rosie
13.Let There Be Rock
14.You Shook Me All Night Long
15.For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Things Remembered, Mall of America
Cheers To The Best Dad Anyone Could Ask For
Ah yes, Father’s Day. The one day a year we playfully acknowledge Dad’s underlying battle with booze.
(I was moving jerseys between our stores, that’s why you you see a ghostly Mauer image on this crappy cell phone picture)
Happy Father’s Day, you guys.