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Storage tracks in the foreground.
A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...
Detroit got this part right!
Memorabilia on display in the Metropolitan Club
New Year's Eve, 2008
Limestone facing and flowers on the right field overhang
The Carew gate ticket windows have grown a small awning.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
The Legends Club retail store is just visible at the right of this picture.
There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow! (I loved this place as a kid.)
Packed SRO beneath the notch.
Row indicators are spray-painted with stencils over rust and peeling paint.
From behind the wind veil
Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
This is the staircase (ramp?) leading up to the trapezoid. Nice flagpole too. You'll be able to find me and Ben McEvers at the base of that flagpole on opening day in 2010!
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
Looking from the doorway to the south, across Seventh Street
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".
I'm not sure why there's a wreath on Gate 3. (I quickly checked the headlines for any dreaded Killebrew news. Whew.) It looks to be in celebration, maybe of the move.
The view from our Loge Box
Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...
The Northstar station.
Cross section diagram of the field structure. (Click to enlarge.)
From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Viewed from the A ramp.
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
Did I mention that the cheerleaders looked pretty sharp?
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