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    First Trip to the MetroDome

    Hey Everyone,

    I am making my first trip up to the MetroDome this weekend for the Bills game. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on when I should arrive, where to park and the tailgating. I would appreciate any advice at all.

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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Don't do it!



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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Park at Mall of America and take the train in. Much cheaper than the parking options downtown.

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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Cue the Metrodome bathroom jokes....



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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Have fun going to the bathroom at the metrodome. They have beds in there now since Hawk fans get funky in there.


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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    Cue the Metrodome bathroom jokes....
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    Have fun going to the bathroom at the metrodome. They have beds in there now since Hawk fans get funky in there.
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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    I have Vikings season tickets. We normally get there around 10:00 for the plaza activities. Stop by the dunk tank and the grandstand. Parking starts to get scarce about an hour before the game if you want to park close by. There are ramps close to the dome but are tough to leave after the game. I prefer to park around the Hennepin Medical Center just a block or so from the dome in one of the $15 lots by Portland Avenue.

    If you get there early enough you can park on the street by the hospital or north of the dome. It will cost around $8 if I remember correctly. You'll need quarters.

    There are tailgating lots, but we prefer to use the plaza. The vikings.com website has the list of parking lots that have tailgating.



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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome


    notice the swastika in the dome too



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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Park at Mall of America and take the train in. Much cheaper than the parking options downtown.

    I 2nd this! Did this the last few times up there, BEST CHOICE EVER!


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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Yes, take the metro transit. It will take you right to the Metrodome.

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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Quote Originally Posted by Bret44 View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    I am making my first trip up to the MetroDome this weekend for the Bills game. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on when I should arrive, where to park and the tailgating. I would appreciate any advice at all.

    Thanks!
    I had my first visit to the Dome also this season and agree with all who said do the train at mall of America. We got to the mall fairly early but the train ride while cheap can kill your pregame time. I had a great time even with Minny winning at the game I was at.


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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    As others have said, park at the Mall and take the light rail. It'll cost you probably $4-5 per ticket to go to and from the Dome (assuming there aren't deals for gamedays or something).

    However, do note that there's a possibility that you may have to stand for the 30-40 train ride, depending on the crowd and when you head to the Dome.



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    Re: First Trip to the MetroDome

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post

    notice the swastika in the dome too
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