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"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."

– Bernie Williams

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Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.






Entrance to the Champions Club



Stairs down to Seventh Street now have the start of railings






Reverse view, now looking down Sixth toward the park. The Met Stadium flag pole will be right there!






Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.









Flowers and Hall-of-Fame plaques. Very nice.









Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium






Center field seating



Lots of work has gone into detailing the fronts of these decks. That is a little thing, but a NICE little thing. (HRP View)









A view into the Legend's Club



Work going on under the steel.



Just think: It could look like this!



Pile driving in progress



An overview of the model display.






Twins in HD on the big board



The images on that wall appear to be of great Twins moments in history.



Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.



The Hennepin Grille appears to feature chicken, brats, and fries.



Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.






And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.



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)









Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign






Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)



Jose Alvalade XXI Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal has towers much like I'm imagining to hold up our canopy while also making a bold statement on the horizon









This view clearly shows the curve in the left field stands and the relationship of the first row with the playing field (no overhang to speak of in left).






Scoreboard installation in progress






The start of the VIP entrance and loading dock.





Glossary

BPM - Ballpark Magic

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

FSE - Full Season Equivalent

FYS - Fake Yankee Stadium (see also: NYS)

HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

NYS - New Yankee Stadium

SRO - Standing Room Only

STH - Season Ticket Holder

TCFBS - TCF Bank Stadium

TF - Target Field

Selected Bibliography - Analysis
 


(1993)
 


First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(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
 


(1992)
 


Book and six ballpark miniatures
(2004)
 

Complete Bibliography

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