Tribune file photos by Rand Middleton
Met Stadium on Dec. 20, 1981, the stadium’s finale with the Minnesota Vikings playing the Kansas City Chiefs. Quite a few fans would leave with a piece of the 25-year-old home to the Twins and Vikings, perhaps a folding seat, letters from the scoreboard or a chunk of sod.
Willmar notebook: The teams that came in from the cold
The last football game at 25-year-old Met Stadium was played on Dec. 20, 1981. It was cold — 20 degrees with a 4-degree wind chill — and overcast. The Minnesota Vikings’ 10-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was just as dreary.
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