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Playoff Ballparks 2006

October 5, 2006 1:05 AM

This is just a thumbnail sketch of the ballparks involved in this year's playoffs. It's interesting to note that three are new, three are slated for replacement, one is in limbo, and one is a classic that no one is looking to replace any time soon.

Park Opened (MLB) Renovated Status Shared Roof Seats (K) Signature
Yankee Stadium 1923 1976 New park 2009 No No 58 Pinstripes
Dodger Stadium 1962 No change foreseen No No 56 Symmetry
Shea Stadium 1964 New park 2009 No No 56 Scoreboard
McAfee Coliseum 1968 1996 Seeking replacement Yes No 44 Football Seats
Metrodome 1982 New park 2010 Yes Fixed 45 or 56 Baggie
Comerica Park 2000 New No Roof-ready 41 Ferris Wheel
Petco Park 2004 New No No 46 Towers
Busch Stadium 2006 New No No 47 Arch

(I'll glady take suggestions for alternate signature elements!)

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Behind one of the walls, we have a mini artificial lake built in. Can you imagine? "Morneau hits one DEEP to center, and this ball is goin swimming!"

I mean, we need to have the 10000 lakes thing in the park. Or mabey a mini river with a bridge that has a TC banner, symbolizing the twin cities and unification of the Saints and Millers.

Posted on October 8, 2006 at 05:33 AM by Jason Walbridge Highlight this comment 1

wtf?

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM by bulldog Highlight this comment 2


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Today's match-up (click to enlarge)



The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)






Skywalk over Seventh



Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)



The back row of seats in straight-away center. Note that, beyond those seats, you can see the planters (for flowers) on the front of the Left Field Bleachers.(Batters Eye)






Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.






The scoreboard terminates the view on Fifth Street as seen from Hennepin



Secret entrance exposed!



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Main concourse, looking south toward the area behind home plate.



The action drew everybody to the top step. (Click to enlarge greatly.)






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The view from the Penn Ave entrance to 394 (and all the way into town! Click to enlarge)



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Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)



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Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign












Loading dock -- already in use!



Scoreboard



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Near the end of the Angels' 4-run second inning.






Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)









Trees now line Seventh Street



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