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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 escalator was going in the day I was there.



Life in the shadows






T is for Twins















Lower deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.



You won't see much sky from these seats, but you'll always be warm



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



Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.



Looking up Fifth, with LRT tracks and B ramp at left






The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.



Up there is where I plan to buy a lot of hot dogs. You can see the vending areas developing rather quickly around the completed portion of the upper concourse.






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



We bumped into Jerry Bell (at right)!









I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.






Ready for action.



The circulation ramp on the north now has its louver framing.



First Avenue at left, bike parking area at lower right



Hot dawgs! Getcher hot dawgs!



Here's a detail from the above image, showing the LED strips up close.









Detail of Entry Plaza #4 (north entry from Fifth Street)



Name that ballpark



Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)



This is the upper deck in Anaheim



The Puckett Atrium



Puckett atrium menu part 1



Here's a closer look.



Knothole non-view #2






The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)



Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.



I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...






Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)






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Do you know who did this drawing? If so, please tell me so I can give them proper credit.



Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)





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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