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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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Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3045 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.





The past is the future. Seriously.






Instrument of evil.



Welding workers



You can finally see how the plaza will meet the street on the north side of this emergency exit tower (which will be converted to a regular entrance/exit)



Puckett atrium menu part 2 (Those prices match elsewhere in the ballpark.)



Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)



Center field seating






Typical SRO view upstairs.









Click to enlarge.






The bases for the player statues have been recently upgraded.



Killebrew taught, "Always make your autograph legible, boys."












Hubert's remains the only sports bar within site of the Dome after 28 years of its existence. It's a cautionary tale.












That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.






One of the many supports being built over the tracks.



Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.









Photo by Tyler Wycoff






We bumped into Jerry Bell (at right)!



I love views like this. They show just how much Target Field shimmers. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)






From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)









Did you know that the out-of-town scoreboard is covered by a black chain 1ink fence?



The bridge is Seventh Street.






The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.






Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)









Main Concourse









A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game


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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