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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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Overview of the storage tracks.



The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)












Trees now line Seventh Street



Frost on the pumpkins, snow on the plaza






(Click to enlarge.)



This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.



Denard Span ready, in a swoop of sunlight.



The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.



Inspecting the delivery



Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)



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



Grid for the ironwood louvres is in place






View level as seen through the Seventh Street circulation ramp






A very unique space















Photo by Tyler Wycoff



Quote wall






Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.



The Northstar station at night



Cleveland






Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium



His body language might as well be the box score.









The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)



Click to enlarge.



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






Better them than me



I think AP is in there somewhere...



Looking for some detail



More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.



Delmon Young getting warmed up






This is where the main ticket office will be.









TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)



Somebody asked how long it would be before the tarp had a sponsor. Well, not very long.


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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