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The moat walkway viewed from across the park.
Met Stadium on May 17, 1975 (Twins vs. Brewers featuring Hank Aaron)
Emergency access viewed in context
Looking back toward the park from just beyond the north end of the Northstar platform.
View from the batter's eye seats
Trees now line Seventh Street
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
Polo Grounds from the south
I think AP is in there somewhere...
Ballpark magic: Infield materializes (click to enlarge)
One of the sweetest sights of the day -- the Dome, and only through passing bus windows.
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
Giant screened images! (573 Club, my back to Seventh Ave windows)
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
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.)
Gate 34 Puckett
This is the Suite Level. There are multiple suites between each pillar, and there will be seating on the area in front of the suites which currently looks like it could be a walkway.
The first pitch.
Shh. Don't tell those people working behind the ticket windows about these automated ticketing machines (underneath the plaza stairs)
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.
The original Candlestick Park
Site plan for the new Nationals ballpark, with the size of the Rapid Park site overlaid
Pile driving in progress
Look at all that blank space. Canvas! (What should go on those walls? A giant schedule perhaps?)
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".
From the roof of the Minnekahda building (courtesy Bruce Lambrecht).
I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.
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