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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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– Bernie Williams

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Discussions in progress on some very brown grass...



Greatest spot in the city for cooking up some hot dogs. And would you kill for that grill?



Legends Club fireplace (there are two)



Note that, even though the scoreboard appears strategically placed, it's the outfield stands which block any potential view of the field from this roof.









Nine spots for hops bats.



I don't know if the back side is also a test for materials, but it could be a hint of how the exposed steel supports will be finished. Or it could just be to hold up the stone.



Another deck to come...






This view is from the roof of a warehouse which stood where the A ramp is today. The HERC is now located where the tracks turned north (toward the top).



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









A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.









A path for workers -- don't touch the plaza! -- in front of three giant Chia pets



Break time






Denard Span ready, in a swoop of sunlight.






Items promoting the Twins 2014 All-Star Game bid. I got to bring one of these buckets home, and Noah got his first-ever taste of Cracker Jacks.






A sharp-eyed reader caught me trying to make the best of a bad situation with my SP-570UZ on Sunday afternoon



Event Level



Party deck















Best view available from the "B" ramp.



The Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage seating






The parking bay structure is now clearly visible



Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.






Concrete molds are being removed!



Night games are much preferred by the players at Target Field. You can see why.



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












Entrance to the Champions Club



It looks like the Target-themed signage has spilled out to the surrounding area (this was taken from the entryway to the B ramp from Third -- the 394 entrance ramp tunnel)



A familiar view through the top floor elevator lobby window in ramp B (HRP View and Terrace).



This would have been the HERC side, though it's unclear just how far over the plant the retracted roof would have gone. My fear was always that they would have to shorten the track and more of the roof would have stayed over the ballpark. The only good retractable roof is one which disappears when not in use. I don't think they could have realistically created such a thing.



Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)






Working on the main concourse right about directly behind the plate.


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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