Explore the Site
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Brick work just inside the opening matches the color of the limestone - per Jerry Bell's requirements.
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.
Photo by Jared Wieseler
Some people will go to work here every day.
Louver samples on display.
The base of the old Met Stadium flagpole. (The plaque refers to the "Flame of Freedom" and not the origin of the pole.)
Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
I was surprised at how close those upper deck seats seem. From the plaza, you feel like you can reach out and touch them. It really adds to the impression of overall compactness.
Good seats, but no scoreboard or sky.
Section 125, Row 1
The entrance at Gate 3.
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
A desolate Marquette Ave
New section labels, but some curious choices.
Sharing and Caring Hands, as viewed from the ballpark site about a block away. Note transaction in progress in the shadows.
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
Work on one of the side panels
(Click to enlarge.)
Name that ballpark
The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.
The suite mock-up
The original Candlestick Park
This is from inside the B ramp, where an entrance to the plaza will one day be
Who Owns What (Click for larger version. Source: Ballpark Authority)
Revised outfield configuration (courtesy HOK Sport)
Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.
Nathan greeting the other pitchers on the all-Metrodome team (October 4, 2009)
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From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Red is old Yankee Stadium. This diagram comes from FieldOfSchemes.com
He'll always be a fan favorite, but did you know that he's making $18.5 million this year? The Twins' entire outfield today, combined, makes $7.45 million.
Another view of the escalator, which apparently comes preassembled!
Opening day, 2010
Met Stadium seat colors (click for the complete image)
I'm not sure why there's a wreath on Gate 3. (I quickly checked the headlines for any dreaded Killebrew news. Whew.) It looks to be in celebration, maybe of the move.
From the Downtown Council's 2025 Plan, a Metrodome "Revelopment" and a strong indication of where they think a new Vikings stadium should go.
Looking up toward Seventh Street.
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