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Scoreboard as viewed from Fifth Street.
Winter approaches. But one day baseballs will fly where now there are cranes.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Notice the temporary railing extensions
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
A classic profile on the horizon
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Carew atrium menu part 1
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
I know you've seen these, but is there a better finishing touch anywhere else in baseball? I know not one.
Dramatic night-time lighting.
That's my mom. She scored the whole game on her Gameday program (bought for just $1 on the opening night special -- thanks guys!)
You'll be able to park here for a quick stop at the Pro Shop or ticket window.
From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
I don't think this will remain a knothole, but the view is pretty cool.
For $19.95 you can load up your plate (one trip only)
Some of Minneapolis' finest checking out the construction through a spot where a knothole will be one day.
Balcony of the Town Ball Tavern.
Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)
This is very early in the day.
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
A collection of support pillars for the left field pavilion.
The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".
Construction of the stands is moving from left to right in this image.
Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000, large coffee table)
Original edition (2000, round)
Revised edition (2006, round)
(2001, medium coffee table)
(2002, small coffee table)
(2003, medium coffee table)
(2004, very large coffee table)
(2006, very large coffee table)
Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
Book and six ballpark miniatures