Explore the Site
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A beautiful, glowing sunset after the rain.
The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.
This is the plaza as viewed from the A ramp.
Solution for a hot night, just inside Gate 34 (that's a cool mist, by the way, not hot steam, which would be kind of cruel)
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
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Legends Club fireplace (there are two)
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
Met Stadium seat colors (click for the complete image)
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
Stepping inside the circulation building
Still some work to be done on the canopy.
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
Emergency access as viewed from outside the ballpark
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
A look at Gate 34.
A collection of support pillars for the left field pavilion.
Gate 34 Puckett
Dedicated closed-captioning ribbon board
Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)
Artist at work
The plate marker is just to the left.
Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)
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