TIME revealed their “Top 10 Worst Stadiums in the U.S.” and guess who came in at number one…You guessed it, the Minnesota Vikings owns Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome! Perfect timing to announce a new stadium deal, wouldn’t you say?
The ailing, collapse-prone Metrodome in Minneapolis is long overdue for a replacement, and recent action by the Minnesota legislature could soon make that a reality. But before it’s gone, TIME takes a look at the worst sports arenas in the country.
1. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
You might not think that public money should be used to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. But there’s little doubt the Metrodome has seen better days. The stadium first opened in 1982, as a state-of-the-art facility that would keep the Twins and Vikings out of the cold. After staid domes fell out of favor, the Twins left for fresh air back after the 2009 season; they now play at Target Field. Football is a more acceptable indoor sport. But not at the Metrodome, especially after the roof collapsed under a snowstorm in 2010.
I think it’s safe to say it was time for the state to act, and today they properly did it… THE VIKINGS ARE GETTING A NEW STADIUM!!