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Happy Sigh.

May 2, 2007 1:10 AM

The lease is signed! The quick-take is accomplished! The railroad is happy!

Get your cars out of that lot, people! It's time to dig!

A Parking Lot

This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.

Cudos, gentlemen.

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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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The angle on the main scoreboard from the Batter's Eye is surprisingly good -- acceptable, at least.









The lights have covers on the top, presumably to reduce light pollution



All three seating mounds



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.)



The base of the old Met Stadium flagpole. (The plaque refers to the "Flame of Freedom" and not the origin of the pole.)






A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...









The right field foul pole seen against a backdrop of Butler Square (itself a site of great significance in the history of professional baseball in Minneapolis)






A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)



Looking from near the entry doors toward the center, the atrium is just visible at the far right.






Not me, but it might as well be.






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!












The Metrodome has sure been tarted up.



Toronto






From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.






Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...



I love views like this. They show just how much Target Field shimmers. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)



Plaza overview






Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)



Also viewed from the B ramp, that's the upper deck in left field.



Work beneath the scoreboard



The official ballpark development area









Here is where the signature art (original Twins logo) will be placed.






Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.



Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America



Entrance to the Champions Club



This is the view from the Seventh Street circulation ramp. It will eventually be covered by the wood louvers.









Here's where I was when the alarm went off, and though the siren wasn't terribly loud, at least one guy is plugging his ears.






Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)



ATM-style ticket machines have appeared beneath the steps to the B ramp (you can also enter the B ramp directly by walking past the ticket machines)



Seventh Street circulation


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

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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
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