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Ruy López de Villalobos

Ruy López de Villalobos (født ca. 1500 i Toledo, Spania – død 4. august 1544 i Amboina, Molukkene), spansk sjøfarer og oppdagelsesreisende.

Man vet lite om Ruy López de Villalobos før vi hører at han i Mexico hadde ry på seg som en dyktig navigatør (1540). Visekongen, Antonio de Mendoza running bottle belt, gav ham i oppdrag å oppdage og utforske Krydderøyene, som portugiserne ennå ikke hadde okkupert. Han seilte med fire skip fra Navidad nær Acapulco i 1542, oppdaget øygruppene Marshalløyene, Carolinene og Palau (Pelew), og fikk øye på en stor øy han kalte Caesarea Caroli, og som kan ha vært Luzon i de filippinske øyer. Han kom også forbi øya Samar (eller det kan ha vært Leyte), som han kalte Filipps øy, etter den spanske tronfølger Filipp. Senere ble dette navnet overført på hele øygruppen.

Deretter fant han en øy som han kalte Antonio eller Saragan (muligens Mindanao), og etablerte en koloni der, til tross for de fastboendes motstand. Ettersom det ble knapt med forsyninger og ammunisjon beordret han tre skip tilbake til Mexico. Men de led skibbrudd allerede før de hadde forlatt synsranden. Sulten drev dam da til å oppgi kolonien og begi seg til Amboina, der portugiserne nå var på plass og kastet dem i fengsel. Der døde Lopez de Villalobos etter kort tid.

En av fangene, losen Guido de Labezares empty glass bottles, klarte å flykte og vendte tilbake til Mexico. Han var senere med på Legazpi-ekspedisjonen til Filippinene og ble en av Filippinenes første generalguvernører.

At noen av de øyene López de Villalobos oppdaget i virkeligheten tilhørte Hawaii-gruppen, er kanskje ikke sannsynlig

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Fomor (comics)

The Fomor, also known as Fomore or Fomorians, are fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are loosely based on the Fomorians of Celtic mythology.

The Fomor are a race of extra-dimensional beings blank football jerseys. They have the ability to tap into and manipulate mystical and elemental powers, and many have superhuman strength and endurance meat tenderiser uk.

The Fomor first appeared in Avengers #225-226 (November-December 1982), and were created by writer Steven Grant and penciller Greg LaRocque. Then only the character Bres appears in Power Man and Iron Fist #113 (January 1985).

The Fomor subsequently appear in Marvel Comics Presents #30 (October 1989), Black Knight #3-4 (August-September 1990), and Avengers vol. 3 #1 (February 1998).

Balor received an entry in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990).

In ancient times, the Fomor were cast into the Dark Realm, a dimension beyond Otherworld/Avalon. In the 12th century, the Fomor finally returned to Otherworld and laid siege to it. Hearing tales of the 20th century Avengers from the time-travelling Black Knight (Dane Whitman), the wizard Amergin decided to bring the heroes to Avalon in order to help defeat the Fomor.

After fighting the Avengers, one of the Fomor, Bres was taken captive and detained in Project Pegasus headquarters in the 20th century. Bres began to use his powers to manipulate the staff at the Project: Pegasus facility, and caused a guard named Harry Winslow to die of heart failure. Bres also freed the mutant Solarr from his cell. Solarr hated Winslow, and when he found his corpse he incinerated it. Bres used his magic to animate the charred corpse, which killed Solarr. The Falcon, Iron Fist, and Guardsman fought Bres and were able to defeat his scheme to break free

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The rest of the Fomor continued to trouble the people of Avalon in a number of subsequent plots in the 20th century

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. Members of the Fomor aided Mordred the Evil and Morgan le Fay in a plot to take over and reshape Earth. The Fomor laid siege once more to Avalon, but were this time dispelled by Leir and Caber. Morgan Le Fay again recruited the Fomor to delay the Avengers in her pursuit of the Twilight Sword.

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, LLB (November 24, 1933 – May 11, 2009) was a far-right Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in the 1979 federal election and re-elected in the 1980 election, representing the riding of York North.

He was a candidate at the 1983 Progressive Conservative leadership convention, but won only 17 votes. Gamble was known for his extreme anti-communist views. He became so unpopular that he was one of only two Progressive Conservative Members of Parliament to lose their seat in the 1984 general election, which produced a Progressive Conservative landslide, the largest majority in the history of the Canadian House of Commons. (Bill Clarke of Vancouver Quadra was the other but he lost to Prime Minister John Turner who needed a seat in the House.) Gamble was defeated by independent candidate Tony Roman, who was supported by Liberals dissatisfied with their candidate and Tories who wanted to defeat Gamble.

After failing to win a nomination as a Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Markham, Gamble ran as an independent in the 1988 election, winning less than five percent of the vote. On May 31, 1993, Gamble won the Reform Party’s nomination in Don Valley West for the 1993 federal election, but was expelled by the party prior to the election because of his links to far-right extremists such as Paul Fromm, Ron Gostick, Wolfgang Droege cheap pink soccer socks, and the Heritage Front.

In the 1980s, Gamble was involved with the hard-right World Anti-Communist League as head of its affiliate the “Canadian Freedom Foundation”. According to a report by the Security Intelligence Review Committee, Paul Fromm assisted Gamble in this WACL work.

Gamble was born in Perth and became a tax lawyer before his political career and was director of the Unionville Home Society.

He died in 2009 from leukemia.

Top Dawg Entertainment

Top Dawg Entertainment est un label discographique indépendant de hip-hop américain, situé à Carson, en Californie. Il est fondé en 2004 par Anthony « Top Dawg » Tiffith. Dave « Miyatola » Free et Terrence « Punch » Henderson sont les présidents de TDE. Actuellement, sept artistes sont signés au label: SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Lance Skiiiwalker et les membres de Black Hippy, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul. Le label abrite également les boites de production Digi+Phonics, THC et King Blue.

En 1997, Anthony Tiffith se lance comme manager, produisant pour des rappeurs comme notamment The Game et Juvenile. En 2003, Tiffith découvre Kendrick Lamar, à cette période âgé de 15 ans, un natif de Compton, qui a publié sa première mixtape qui lui fera gagner localement en popularité. Tiffith croit en Lamar à tel point qu’il le signe à son label. Ce n’est pas avant 2005 que TDE gagne en popularité avec la signature de Jay Rock. TDE signe ensuite une joint venture avec Warner Bros. et Asylum Records. Cependant, TDE adoptera une meilleure stratégie après la publication du premier album de Rock, Follow Me Home.

En 2007, Ab-Soul, rappeur originaire de Carson, signe à Top Dawg. Le 10 mai 2008, le label publie une mixtape intitulée Do It Nigga Squad, Volume 1, qui fait participer les membres du label, mais aussi d’autres rappeurs comme Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne et will.i.am. Toutes les chansons de la mixtape sont mixées par l’ingénieur-son de Top Dawg, Derek « MixedByAli » Ali, comme la majeure partie des compilations du label. En octobre 2008, Jay Rock publie son premier single commercial, All My Life (In the Ghetto), inclus à la fin de la liste dans son premier album et qui fait participer Lil Wayne et will.i.am. En 2009, ScHoolboy Q, rappeur originaire de Los Angeles, signe avec TDE après son affiliation avec le label depuis 2006. En 2009, alors tous signés au label, ScHoolboy Q propose la création d’un groupe de rap aux côtés de Lamar, Jay Rock et Ab-Soul. Tous sont d’accord et forment le groupe Black Hippy.

En 2010, TDE publie la quatrième mixtape de Kendrick Lamar, Overly Dedicated, exclusivement sur des sites web comme iTunes. Quatre nouveaux projets sont ensuite publiés incluant la mixtape Black Friday (2010) de Jay Rock, Setbacks (2011) de Schoolboy Q, Longterm Mentality (2011) d’Ab-Soul, et Section.80 (2011) de Lamar ; ce dernier étant bien reçu par la presse spécialisée, et classé 113e du Billboard 200. Le premier album du label publié à la fois sur Internet et dans le marché s’intitule Follow Me Home de Jay Rock le 26 juillet 2011, également au label Strange Music de Tech N9ne. L’album débute 83e au Billboard 200.

En mars 2012, MTV annonce la signature d’une joint venture entre Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope Records et Aftermath Entertainment. Dans ce contrat, le premier album de Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city, sera publié chez Top Dawg, Interscope et Aftermath, et le reste des albums de Black Hippy le seront chez Top Dawg et Interscope. En août 2012, lors du TDEFamAppreciationWeek, il publie des chansons solo de chaque membre de Black Hippy et une vidéo de Lamar et Q. Kendrick Lamar est le premier à publier un album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, chez une major le 22 octobre 2012.

En juin 2013, Top Dawg annonce l’éventuelle signature de deux nouveaux artistes, le premier étant Isaiah Rashad. Le 14 juillet, la signature de la chanteuse SZA à Top Dawg est révélée. En août 2013, pendant un entretien avec le magazine Vibe, le CEO Anthony Tiffith compare Top Dawg à Death Row Records, un autre label situé au sud de la Californie, dirigé par Marion « Suge » Knight, qui a publié des artistes comme Dr. Dre

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, Snoop Dogg, et Tupac Shakur dans les années 1990. Tiffith explique avoir également tiré des conclusions de ses premiers contrats ; un contrat avec Warner Bros. Records pour Jay Rock, qui a duré entre 2006 et 2010. La signature d’Isaiah Rashad est officiellement annoncée par Top Dawg Entertainment le 20 septembre 2013.

En octobre 2013, aux BET Hip Hop Awards, Kendrick Lamar est récompensé cinq fois, notamment dans les catégories « album de l’année » et « parolier de l’année ». À la cérémonie des remises des oscars, ScHoolboy Q interprète son single Collard Greens, précédant Lamar qui chantera Money Trees aux côtés de Jay Rock Lamar, Jay Rock et ScHoolboy Q jouent également avec Ab-Soul et le nouvel arrivant Isaiah Rashad, qui est présenté par la chaine américaine BET. En octobre 2013, le coprésident du label Terrence « Punch » Henderson confirme que Top Dawg ne sera pas distribué par Interscope Records. Il explique que seuls Schoolboy Q et Kendrick Lamar ont été signés chez Interscope Records, tandis que Top Dawg recherche un contrat de distribution pour tous ses membres. En novembre 2013, Kendrick Lamar est nommé « rappeur de l’année » par GQ, et est en couverture du magazine. Sans aucune publication d’album depuis un an whole foods water bottle glass, le 21 décembre 2013, le CEO Anthony « Top Dawg » Tiffith révèle la prochaine publication d’albums solo en 2014, à commencer par Oxymoron de ScHoolboy Q le 25 février 2014. Cependant, il est confirmé qu’Isaiah Rashad publiera son premier album, Cilvia Demo, le 28 janvier 2014. Le 26 mars 2014, la chanteuse SZA publie le single Child’s Play en featuring avec Chance the Rapper et produit par XXYYXX. La chanson est tirée de son troisième EP Z, publié le 8 avril.

Le 15 mars 2015, TDE publie le quatrième album de Kendrick Lamar sur le marché, To Pimp a Butterfly. À sa première semaine de publication, To Pimp a Butterfly débute premier au Billboard 200 et se vend à 324 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis. Plus tard dans l’année, To Pimp a Butterfly est nommé deux fois à la 58e édition des Grammy Awards : dans les catégories « album de l’année » et « meilleur album de rap » ; sa chanson Alright, elle, est nommée dans les catégories « chanson de l’année », « meilleure performance de rap » et « meilleure chanson de rap ». Avant cela, le single i remporte les prix de « meilleure chanson de rap » et « meilleure perfomance de rap » à la 57e édition des Grammy Awards en 2015. Le 11 septembre 2015, le label publie le deuxième album de Jay Rock, 90059, qui débute 16e du Billboard 200, avec 18 713 exemplaires vendus la première semaine.

Il est annoncé que quatre projets sortiront sous le label courant 2016. Cette annonce concerne les artistes Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, ScHoolboy Q et SZA. Au final ce ne sont pas quatre, mais cinq projets qui sont sortis cette année-là.

Metropolitan Stadium

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 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 North American Soccer League soccer team Minnesota Kicks also played there from 1976 to 1981.

The area where the stadium once stood is now the site of the Mall of America.

Beginning in 1953, inspired by the Boston Braves’ move to Milwaukee, Gerald Moore, the president of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, led the drive to lure a Major League team to Minnesota by constructing a modern stadium built to Major League specifications. After the rejection of numerous sites, a stadium committee appointed by Moore approved a 160-acre (0.65 km2) plot of farmland in Bloomington. The stadium would replace Nicollet Park as the home of the American Association’s Minneapolis Millers. As the site in Bloomington was approximately equidistant from the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, it was thought this would be the best location for a prospective Major League team.

After a plan by architects Thorshov & Cerny won approval, groundbreaking was scheduled to begin on June 20, 1955. The construction was almost delayed, however, when the owners of the property on which the stadium would be built on began a protest, claiming they had not yet been paid. One of these owners created a barricade of farm equipment along his property line that ran directly through where the stadium’s infield would be. The dispute was settled in time for the groundbreaking to move forward as planned. Many spectators and dignitaries attended the groundbreaking, including Minneapolis mayor Eric G. Hoyer and several members of the Minneapolis Millers.

On February 7, 1956, an accident occurred on the construction site when a portable heater used to cure concrete exploded in the stadium’s basement. After $50,000 of repairs and a three-week delay in construction, Metropolitan Stadium opened in time to hold its first game, a minor league contest between the Millers and the Wichita Braves on April 24 of that year. (At the time of its opening, the stadium still lacked an official name; the park was not named until a July announcement declaring it “Metropolitan Stadium”.)

In the 1950s, major league owners Calvin Griffith and Horace Stoneham called the stadium the finest facility in the minors; Stoneham added that “there were not two better” major league stadiums of the time (although not specifying which specific two he thought were the Met’s equal) Indeed, the Met’s primary purpose was to attract a big-league team to the area. The Millers were then the top farm team of Stoneham’s New York Giants, and there was some hope or expectation that the Giants might relocate there. Under major league rules of the time, the Giants owned the major league rights to the Minneapolis area. Negotiations were also held with the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators. However, the Giants chose to follow the Brooklyn Dodgers to the west coast at the urging of Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, who owned the Millers’ crosstown rivals, the St. Paul Saints. San Francisco had long been home to the Pacific Coast League’s San Francisco Seals, the top farm team of the Boston Red Sox. As part of the deal, the Millers’ parent team then became the Red Sox, who had no plans to move anywhere.

Multiple exhibition games featuring Major League teams were held at the Met at this time; a game between the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds was held at the Met in 1957, and a matchup between the Senators and the Philadelphia Phillies was held shortly after the 1958 All-Star break. The latter game brought 15,990 fans to the stadium, including Calvin Griffith, who described the stadium as “terrific.”

In October 1960, Calvin Griffith announced that his Washington Senators would move to Metropolitan Stadium and later became the Minnesota Twins. The Twins played their first home game on April 21, 1961 with a loss to the new Washington Senators (now the Texas Rangers). The Millers and their perennial crosstown rival St. Paul Saints were then promptly folded by Major League Baseball. To ready the stadium for the Twins, a $9 million renovation increased the seating capacity from about 22,000 to over 30,000 by the completion of the Twins’ inaugural season. During the Twins’ first 10 seasons at the Met, they outdrew the average American League team each year.

The National Football League (NFL) was also interested in placing a team at the Met. Conversations were had with Violet Bidwill Wolfner, owner of the Chicago Cardinals, about moving her team to the stadium. The Cardinals moved two of their regular season home games against the Philadelphia Eagles (October 25) (att: 20,112) and New York Giants (November 22) (att: 26,625) to Bloomington for the 1959 NFL season. A preseason football game was held each year at the Met from 1956 to 1960.

Finally, the Met got a football team when the American Football League announced Minneapolis- St. Paul as one of its charter cities for the 1960 AFL season. However, the NFL persuaded the team’s owners to pull out of the AFL in January 1960 and join the NFL as an expansion team in 1961. The NFL team was later named the Minnesota Vikings. As it turned out, the year’s delay worked to the Vikings’ benefit, as by then the Twins had moved in and the Met had been expanded to befit its status as a big-league stadium. (The Chicago Cardinals, after playing two games in Bloomington in 1959, announced in March 1960 that they were moving to St. Louis.)

The Met was often considered a substandard venue for football. The gridiron ran from around third base to right field, with barely enough room to fit the playing field and end zones. Wooden bleachers were brought onto the field during football season to bring fans closer to the game. For 1965, a large double-decked grandstand was installed in left field to replace the temporary wooden bleachers. The left-field grandstand was actually paid for by the Vikings in return for reduced rent; this location was prime sideline seating in the football configuration. This left the Met with the unique configuration of a double deck in left field, and bleachers behind third base. The big left field stand was originally planned to be capable of sliding toward or away from the gridiron (as Denver’s Mile High Stadium later would be), but that part of the project was never realized.

The park had a skeletal feel, and it was obvious that it had once been a minor league baseball stadium. For instance, fans in the bleachers literally had to leave the stadium to get to the grandstand. The bleachers did not exist when the Met was originally built, and no concourse was ever built to connect them to the rest of the stadium. Unlike most multipurpose stadiums built during this time, there were very few bad seats for baseball. The stadium was built using cantilever construction for the overhanging decks, eliminating posts that blocked the fans’ view. It was well known as a hitter’s park; its short foul lines—343 to left, 330 to right—were particularly friendly to pull hitters such as Harmon Killebrew. The 330-foot (100&nbsp

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;m) marker in right was actually closer to right-center, leading to speculation that right field was even closer. Since the Met was built in 1956, however, this would not have been a problem for the Twins; baseball required all parks built after 1958 to have foul lines of at least 325 feet (99 m).

The Met provided an overwhelming home-field advantage for the Vikings late in the season and in the playoffs due to Minnesota’s famously cold temperatures. The Vikings played 10 playoff games at the Met and lost only three of them.

In 1965, both the Major League All-Star Game and the World Series were played at Metropolitan Stadium

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, one of the few times that coincidence has happened since the former event was inaugurated in 1933. (Game 7 of that year’s World Series drew 50,596 fans to the Met, the only time a baseball crowd exceeded 50,000 and the biggest-ever attendance for baseball at the stadium.) The Vikings hosted the 1969 NFL Championship Game at the stadium.

Metropolitan Stadium was the home of the Minnesota Kicks soccer team from 1976 until the team folded in November 1981. The Kicks, members of the North American Soccer League, were highly anticipated in Minnesota and had to delay their first game at the Met by 15 minutes to accommodate the large crowd waiting to buy tickets. To help speed things along, the Kicks’ owners let two thousand fans enter the stadium for free. An NASL attendance record was set one month later, when Pelé and the New York Cosmos drew 46,164 fans to Metropolitan Stadium. Large crowds continued for the Kicks, who drew 41,505 for that year’s opening playoff game. Four days later, another record was set when 49,571 fans came to see the Kicks defeat San Jose, 3-1. The team enjoyed great success in their first four seasons in Minnesota, winning a division title each year. Attendance dipped toward the end of the franchise’s history, however, with an average of 16,605 per game in 1981, their final season. The size of the field for soccer games was 100 by 72 yards 1976–78 and 104 by 72 yards 1979–81.

The Met also hosted multiple concerts. On August 21, 1965, The Beatles played in front of 25,000 frenzied fans as part of their 1965 North American Tour. On August 1, 1978, a concert featuring the Eagles, the Steve Miller Band, and Pablo Cruise drew a stadium-record 65,000 fans. The Allman Brothers Band played the Met on June 24, 1979.

Numerous wrestling matches were held at Metropolitan Stadium, including contests featuring Hard Boiled Haggerty, Bob Geigel, Wilbur Snyder, Kay Noble, Lord Littlebrook, Verne Gagne, Gene Kiniski, Rene Goulet, Larry Hennig, Hans Schmidt, Mad Dog Vachon and Dick the Bruiser.

The Met’s fate was essentially sealed when, as part of the AFL-NFL Merger, the NFL declared that stadiums smaller than 50,000 were inadequate for its needs; at its height the Met only seated 48,700 for football. However, the Vikings would not even consider playing at the University of Minnesota’s Memorial Stadium, and demanded a brand-new stadium as a condition of staying in town. At one point, the city of Bloomington had plans to place a dome over Metropolitan Stadium, or build a new football stadium located between the Met and the Met Center, which had opened in 1967 just north of the Met. Since football-only stadiums were not seen as viable at the time, the Twins decided not to renew their lease at the Met after the 1981 season. This accelerated the push for construction of a new stadium, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which was completed in 1981.

However, it is very likely that a new stadium would have been needed in any event, as the Met was not well maintained. By the park’s final season, railings in the grandstand’s third deck had become a major safety hazard. Additionally, players had begun to complain about the quality of the field; the infield in particular was considered the worst in the majors. Rumors abounded that the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission

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, which by then had taken over the stadium from the city of Minneapolis, had deliberately let the Met go to seed in order to aid the push for the Metrodome.

The Minnesota Kicks’ last regular season game at Met Stadium was a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Tornado on August 19, 1981. The team’s last game at the Met was a 1-0 shoot out play off victory against the Tulsa Roughnecks on August 26, 1981. The team’s last game played was a home playoff loss 3-0 to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on September 6, 1981. The game was moved to the University of Minnesota’s Memorial Stadium due to a scheduling conflict with the Twins.

The Twins played their last game at the Met on September 30, 1981, losing to the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on a rainy afternoon. The night before the final game, home plate was stolen, and after the final game ended, hundreds of fans gathered on the field, searching (mostly unsuccessfully) for mementos.

Finishing the trifecta, the Vikings played their last game on December 20, 1981, dropping a 10-6 decision to the Kansas City Chiefs. Fans, sensing that this was the final game of any sort at the stadium, were more determined to claim souvenirs. In preparation, the Vikings tripled their security force for the contest. In the game’s final minutes, many of the 41,110 fans in attendance began dismantling seats and bleachers, and thousands stormed the field once the game ended. The goal posts were torn down, pieces of sod from the field were dug up, and speakers and lightbulbs on the scoreboard were removed. Hundreds of injuries were reported, mostly minor scrapes and bruises but also multiple head injuries sustained during the melee.

Met Stadium was officially abandoned when the Vikings and the Twins moved to the Metrodome in January 1982 and the Kicks folded after the 1981 soccer season. For the next 3 years, Met Stadium sat unused, decaying and highly vandalized. Demolition kickoff for Metropolitan Stadium started on January 28, 1985 and continued for the next 4 months. After the rubble was cleared, the lot sat vacant for several years, although the nearby Met Center continued to provide entertainment for hockey fans.

The Mall of America, which opened in 1992, stands on the site of what is now nostalgically called “the Old Met.” A brass plaque in the shape of home plate, embedded in the floor in the northwest corner of Nickelodeon Universe, commemorates the site’s days as a sports venue by marking where home plate once sat. Near the opposite corner, mounted high on the wall, is a red stadium chair denoting the precise landing spot (including elevation) of Harmon Killebrew’s 520-foot (160 m) home run, a blast to the upper deck in deep left-center field on June 3, 1967. This was the longest homer Killebrew ever hit, and the longest ever hit in Metropolitan Stadium. Unlike the chair at the Mall, the Met’s outfield seating featured green bleacher-style benches.

For a time, there was talk of building a new park for the Twins on the old Met site that would be connected to the Mall of America. However, the terms of the agreement in which the land was sold to Triple Five Group, owners of the Mall of America, do not allow another stadium to be built on the site. Even without this to consider, the site is now directly in a flight path for Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport.

The old flagpole at the stadium was purchased by the Minneapolis/Richfield American Legion Post when the stadium was razed. The pole was sold back to the Twins and restored in 2010; it was then placed in the plaza at Target Field.

A series of photographs taken in the mid-1980s during Metropolitan Stadium’s abandonment

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