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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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For executive entertaining






We bumped into Jerry Bell (at right)!



I think that's a pig up there on that vane!



Looking toward the Farmer's Market site from the balcony of the 573 Club at TF



Party deck






A glimpse of the rather plain west facade (the side which faces the HERC plant).















The bridge is Seventh Street.



Better them than me






This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.



This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.



A scene repeated about a million times each game



LRT station has appeared.



I don't think this will remain a knothole, but the view is pretty cool.



Click on this photo to see what it looked like on this spot 101 years ago (I'm not kidding)









The alumni band sounded great.



Looking from the middle of the third base side back toward the entry door






OK, people are definitely riding their bikes to games! (Photo by Tim Davis, courtesy MBA)






Nathan greeting the other pitchers on the all-Metrodome team (October 4, 2009)



JohnW provides this shot of a construction barricade on First Avenue



A closer look at the bridge and walls. You can see where the tracks will be laid.



If you are into shade, there are lots of opportunities. This is from the last row in section 108 -- scoreboard not blocked in the least.



Special guests in the trees!



The saddest event



I will take a picture of just about anything.






Not me, but it might as well be.






Polo Grounds facade, obscured



Red is old Yankee Stadium. This diagram comes from FieldOfSchemes.com



Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!






Louver samples on display.









Looking down Sixth Avenue toward the plaza






A look at Gate 34.



Legends Club fireplace (there are two)





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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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