Game 279 | June 25, 1980 | Don Brutger
The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission was formed in 1977 to conceptualize and build the Metrodome in Downtown Minneapolis. Brutger chaired that commission from 1977-1983 and oversaw an effort that brought it in on time and within its $55 million budget when it opened for baseball in 1982. Brutger and Jerry Bell, long-time Dunker and eventual president of the Minnesota Twins, are the two people most often credited with the successful construction of the Metrodome.


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