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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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Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?



Concourse ceilings (from the Ballpark Authority's May update)









An overview of the model display.



Marquette looking south



A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...



A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.



Detroit got this part right!



Section 125, Row 1






Very interesting detail starting to appear here.



First, an overview. The base of the plaza here will meet the base of Sixth Street at Second Avenue.



Here's the current overview from the south side of the B ramp (from which the banner at the top of this page was culled).



This will be a great neighborhood. Note that the covering is being built for the emergency access. Also, note the streamers above, which appear to be monitoring air flow.












Photo by Tyler Wycoff






Wrigley Field viewed while approaching on foot from the northwest









This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.












Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)



The knothole (sans view of anything interesting)



Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.



Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...






This was actually taken from the top floor of the International Market Square.



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



Doors directly to the concourse, and a view of the stands beyond



This is the entrance behind home plate (not visible in the renderings which have been released). It shows that the upper deck is set back from the facade -- a very good thing if it remains in the final design.






The flowers don't have quite the fullness depicted in the original sketches (where they were positively overflowing), but they are quite lovely -- a great, subtle touch. And that's probably a very challenging place to grow anything.









With the engine behind us, we got a real sense of how fast we were going by looking out the front (back) window



Branding on the plaza



Frost on the pumpkins, snow on the plaza



Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)






The creative design of the admin building stands in stark contrast to the horribly pedestrian appearance of the LRT platform. This design looks like it came out of a public transportation manual.








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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