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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 3042 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.


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



Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)



Auxiliary scoreboard (note to TF principles: this is a very good idea)






The dish!



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



Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level



Work beneath the scoreboard






The plate marker is just to the left.



This looks from the base of the stairs, behind the big pillars, toward the street.












Looking for some detail



Steps, skyway, and plaza intersect.






Cushions!






Seventh inning sing-along.






Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.






Opening Day 2008 (By Currier & Ives)









Loading dock -- already in use!









Pile driving in progress



This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.









Flag poles, fencing, main entrance gates



The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".



Looking across the plaza toward the main ticket area.






Ticket window at Gate 29/Carew



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



Walkway construction is progressing



Scoreboard installation in progress



You are forgiven for wondering whether architect Tom Oslund is, in fact, a visitor from the future.



Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).



Now, why is there horse shit on the street next to Target Field? (I saw it in two places. Mounted police maybe?)






Then you turn around to this!












The view from the Penn Ave entrance to 394 (and all the way into town! 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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