Sunday, October 13, 1963
The Packers, on their way to an 11-2-1 season, traveled to Minnesota to take on the Vikings, the first of 2 match-ups that season. The game was played at Metropolitan Stadium, also home to the Minnesota Twins, who had recently finished the baseball season with a very respectable 91-70 won/lost record. Not good enough. They trailed the Yankees (104-57) by 13 games, earning themselves a 3rd-place finish in the American League, 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox. In spite of their ability to breeze to a league title, their fourth in a row, the Yankees were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. Sweet!
Metropolitan Stadium. Last used in 1981. Demolished in 1985. I made my only appearance here sometime in July 1970. The site is now home to this shopping and entertainment mecca.