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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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There must be millions of details needing tending



Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)






Knothole non-view #1









Write your own caption. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)









This is a great spot for casually watching the game.



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



The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)












July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)



Looking from near the entry doors toward the center, the atrium is just visible at the far right.



Here's what they do in April at Comerica Park









Now from the inside looking at the same area.



From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.



Panels arriving on flatbed trailers in front of the Twins' dugout.



That is pretty close... (Grandstand)



They could not help the Twins on this night.






Welding workers






(Click to enlarge greatly)






Bassett Creek's original path (Source: Metropolitan Design Center)






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









The Target Center rooftop patio. Hardly glamorous, but a great view of the ballpark.



A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).



This is very early in the day.












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



Glare from the IDS never looked this sweet. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)



Detail of the Puckett wall hanging



This is during halftime.



Now, THIS is just some guy who appears to be hanging out on the LRT tracks talking to himself.









Nearby, workers are finishing a support column. The guy at the bottom is using some sort of personal dirt mover (inset). Very cool.





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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