Back on March 27, Noah and I bundled up and headed out to Target Field for the first time. It was a nice day, just a little chilly for a four-year-old.
It's hard to measure who was more thrilled that day.
This afternoon, Noah and I will suit up again and head out to watch game 162 (or 81, depending on how you're counting) to bookend the season. Once again, it promises to be a nice day, just a little chilly for a five-year-old.
But he's eager. I'm eager. And we're both pretty smiley about the fact that today is not the end of TF's inaugural season. Like everyone else, of course, we'll also be watching the out-of-town scoreboard pretty closely. Thankfully, it's just a question of who and when, not whether.
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Data performance has improved slightly as the season has progressed, but I've noticed that it's significantly better before and after games, and from the upper deck concourse -- especially the south (first base) side.
We'll be in section 313, row 5 if you want to stop by and say HI.
"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."
– Bernie Williams
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Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
Plaza overview from the A ramp
A sampling of seats at Fenway Park
Wind veil framing
Jose Alvalade XXI Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal has towers much like I'm imagining to hold up our canopy while also making a bold statement on the horizon
Lots of work has gone into detailing the fronts of these decks. That is a little thing, but a NICE little thing. (HRP View)
Looking from near the entry doors toward the center, the atrium is just visible at the far right.
Here's a closer look at the bullpen area. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think there is still an opening to the concourse right above.
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
Some details are visible here, like the back of an escalator.
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Near the end of the Angels' 4-run second inning.
Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6
I believe that the truck is parked in one of the curb cutouts which are being installed to facilitate ticket sales and traffic calming.
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
The Pro Shop.
7:52 PM It's nearing peak, and covering the stands behind third base.
Another piece of the neighborhood puzzle: the Northstar platform.