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Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room
The green is a composite of the topmost seating areas in the new ballpark. The gray is a scale diagram of the Metrodome.
No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.
Puckett atrium menu part 1
A Hrbek tribute wall marks the end of the Carew side of the club
The parking bay structure is now clearly visible
We bumped into Jerry Bell (at right)!
1885 Sanborn Map Image (Source: Sanborn Map Collection, Minneapolis Public Library, Copyright © 2001 by The Sanborn Map Company, Sanborn Library, LLC)
The Ballpark Authority at work (Source: RP)
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
Concrete molds are being removed!
This is the outside portion of the Metropolitan Club.
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
The sign reads, "Mortenson Radio Channels".
That's some scary-ass scaffolding, if you ask me.
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
5:45 PM, section 327, row 9, sitting: shade.
The glorious Gate 34
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
It was in and then quickly out of his glove. You gotta make that play.
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Killebrew taught, "Always make your autograph legible, boys."
Two train stations
End of the line.
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