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Heads Up

March 2, 2007 12:47 PM

This is just a heads up that Rich Pogin is scheduled to appear tonight on TPT's Almanac. That's at 7:00 PM on channel 2, repeated late tonight at 1:00 AM, Saturday night at 7:00 PM (channel 17), and again Sunday morning at 9:30. I hope to grab the clip and have it here soon after it airs.

If you want to see what Mike Opat had to say in the same forum, visit the Almanac Video Archive. The page is organized backwards (most recent show is at the bottom of the page, Opat appeared on February 9), and regrettably offers only streaming Real Media files (be sure to get Real Alternative if you absolutely must watch a Real clip -- avoid the "free" Real player at all costs). And be patient. The clips on this page generally take a very long time to start, but eventually they do.

Also, if you want a preview of tonight, check out the video archive over at WCCO TV. Unfortunately, this is a Flash page, meaning I can't link directly to the video (annoying in the highest degree), but if you click on the Search tab and enter "ballpark" the most recent listed video features Pogin.

Here's hoping we hear something conciliatory tonight, even hopeful.

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Well done Rick. Always enjoy the sight even though there rarely is GOOD news.

Posted on March 2, 2007 at 5:30 PM by JK Highlight this comment 1


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Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.



The Northstar stop has a name.









Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)



Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...









B ramp glimpse



Instrument of evil.















New section labels, but some curious choices.


















Inspecting the delivery



Rooftop scaffolding, for the wind veil installation?






Cushions!



Trains now rumble regularly beneath the promenade.



Two train stations



I do love the upper concourse. Feels like home already.






A place to sit (does it look like a pitcher's mound to you?)






Looking out from under Gate 34












Photo by Tyler Wycoff






These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.



This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.






This gate opens onto Seventh Street from the circulation ramps, but it appears to actually be an entrance gate, rather than an exit gate. It has something of a Bat Cave feel about it because it's not a gate proper, but an area of louvers that will swing in, virtually disappearing when closed...



Just think: It could look like this!



We took refuge for a time in the Twins Pub where you can drink a beer (or just hang out) and listen to some ballpark tunes. The organ is decorated with a TC (of course) and what looked like drawings which Sue has received from kids.












Champion's Club moat (windows are found at the base of the limestone behind the seats -- not visible in this image)



I know these are giants bats with hops growing inside, but... Hmm...






The images on that wall appear to be of great Twins moments in history.



Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction


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BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

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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

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