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Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
On this day, George was handling fruits and veggies right inside gate 34.
The seating bowl of Citizens Bank Park overlaid on the Target Field site
Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)
Seventh Street circulation
The stunning curtains, which skillfully evoke the architecture, keep the atrium from getting too hot in the late afternoon sun, simultaneously hiding the HERC.
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
Before the team came out to warm up, Kirby Puckett, Jr. was playing Frisbee out in center.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Jose Alvalade XXI Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal has towers much like I'm imagining to hold up our canopy while also making a bold statement on the horizon
The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
There's the opening through which the groundskeeping equipment will emerge (and disappear).
A close-up of the rooftop party deck.
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
Looking back toward the doorway into the club
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
The plate marker is just to the left.
I suppose that one day my son will graduate from Mrs. Fields to Hooters. At least he won't have to travel too far. *Shudder*
Here's a curious little room at the end of the circulation ramp. What could they be selling there?
Section 101, Row 34
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
Photo by Jeff Ewer
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
All that's left is to add wood! (Seventh Street circulation ramp.)
Upper deck view of the out-of-town scoreboard.
Looking up Seventh Street (click to see what it looked like from the same spot in 1950)
At the corner of the Pro Shop.
Look at all those flag poles! But wouldn't the one from Met Stadium look great just inside the gates in the middle of that entrance plaza?
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(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
Book and six ballpark miniatures