Minneapolis Auditorium

Minneapolis Auditorium

The first Minneapolis Auditorium, built in 1905, which later became the Lyceum Theater[1]
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°58′08″N 93°16′26″W / 44.969°N 93.274°W / 44.969; -93.274Coordinates: 44°58′08″N 93°16′26″W / 44.969°N 93.274°W / 44.969; -93.274
Capacity 10,000
Opened 1927
Demolished 1989
Construction cost $3,150,000 USD
($43 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Minneapolis Lakers (NBL/BAA/NBA) (1947–1959)
Minnesota Fillies (WPBL) (19801981)

Minneapolis Auditorium was an indoor arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It hosted the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers from 1947 until they moved to the Minneapolis Armory in 1959. The arena held 10,000 people and was built in 1927. The building fell into obscurity after the opening of the Met Center in suburban Bloomington. It was demolished in 1989 to make way for the Minneapolis Convention Center.


  1. "A History of Minneapolis: Conventions and Organizations". Hennepin County Library. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Minneapolis Lakers

1947 1959
Succeeded by
Minneapolis Armory

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