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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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Plaza seating installation



Ice cream!



For $19.95 you can load up your plate (one trip only)






The windows have started going in.









Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.






Clyde Doepner's Met Stadium Memorabilia (Source: LP)



Terrace Level



The HERC side, viewed from Fifth Street.



Section 101, Row 34



This is also the promenade, where the first indications of the final texture of the walkway can be seen. This layer of concrete is going on top of gravel (as has been done over on the plaza).



Delmon Young getting warmed up



Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.






Fissure dude



Viewed from an A ramp elevator lobby.






No, that's not Kent Hrbek. It's catcher Glenn Borgmann.



OK, just how many servings per container?



Uh oh. A code of conduct. Clearly posted. I'm not gonna mention any names, but you know who you are... (Click to enlarge.)



Directly above the ceiling here is the hidden concourse which served the upper deck prior to the renovation. That concourse was closed off to the public, but became a service level for ballpark employees. It's one of the many quirks which will be lost when the wrecking ball takes the place away.



Skywalk over Seventh



Also from the B ramp entrance off of Third, a look up at the tiny crack between ballpark and parking ramp



Lonely vendor...






From the TV camera platform -- the view you'll see on TV









Looking north (toward Fifth Street and the LRT station).



This is a closer look at the steel work.















Back of scoreboard; facade in context.



This is where the plaza meets First Avenue



Click to enlarge greatly.






Dugout Dog



Dome, what have you taken from us?



Fabulous Fantasy






Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)








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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