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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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Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.



Freight trains run in very close proximity (Jerry Bell was standing at my left elbow when I took this picture)






Here's the view as you step to the front of the outer moat beyond first base.



Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room



Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)



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This is the Suite Level. There are multiple suites between each pillar, and there will be seating on the area in front of the suites which currently looks like it could be a walkway.






Looking back toward the doorway into the club



A closer look at the louvers






It looks like the Target-themed signage has spilled out to the surrounding area (this was taken from the entryway to the B ramp from Third -- the 394 entrance ramp tunnel)



Two plazas in Spain. (Brad and I were pretending to steal coins from the fountain. We were all just so darn funny back in high school, eh?)



Just so you have a reference, this is an LD ("low def") scoreboard (inset is what the controller probably looks like).



TCF Bank Stadium. Not for baseball, but still pretty cool to watch being built.






This is where the main ticket office will be.



Larry DiVito, mowing






The former Ford manufacturing plant (now Ford Centre).



Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)






Work in progress.



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The New as viewed from The Old.



Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P












The Pro Shop



Bronze glove delivered (awaiting installation) with Met flag pole horizontal behind the gate



A little higher angle shows how the two stations are close to one another but distinctly separate. The oval, glass-enclosed area is the entrance from the Northstar platform below into the ballpark. The LRT platform is comparable to the other stations along that route.



Shibe Park



Party deck



Air conditioning condensation on the floor.






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






From about two blocks away you can finally get an idea of what it looks like. Just to my left (but out of view) was a valet parking stand where a limo was idling.



Someone please get those poor people a drink of water. (Gate 34, after the game had started)






Through the windows of the Metropolitan Club you can see one of the displays of Met Stadium memorabilia.






"Hey look! There we are!"









Welding workers


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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