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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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The Ceremony (VIP in the crowd)






An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)






Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)






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



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



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.












This view, through a B ramp window, won't last forever.









A great view from the balcony outside the Metropolitan Club



Photo by Tyler Wycoff



Ballpark magic: Infield materializes (click to enlarge)






A flurry of action in front of the dugout before the game (Photo by Jeff Ewer)






Impractical, expensive, undeniably cool (Angel Stadium, source LP)






That's part of the wind veil, waiting in the B ramp for installation



10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.



Now from the inside looking at the same area.



Looking back toward downtown from the end of the balcony



Most of the main concourse is filled with construction materials...












Click to see the full-size image.






A very busy place, as viewed from Target Center.






This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.






Just up the foul line, it looks like the base of the wall in foul territory on the right side.



Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority



No offense, TC, but you're pointing exactly the wrong direction if you want people to use the ramp opening to your right...



Click to enlarge.



A mural featuring the names of a bunch of Minnesota towns.






This will be a great sight on game nights.






Lunch break at the top spot. (Grandstand)






This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.






Some brick work out in the centerfield pavilion.


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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