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A peek through a tiny gate.
One of the many supports being built over the tracks.
Detail enclosing the main ticket window area
The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
This little pathway snakes between the LRT tracks and the Environmental Services Building, emptying into the parking area surrounding the HERC. It could be for maintenance, but it looks more like it's for convenience.
Love the LC!
The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
Path of quick escape.
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
Just some of the lumiaries who turned out for the unveiling (Terry is clearly thinking about Sidney Ponson).
This is the area above the pro shop, with some new support structure
Those two empty seats in the front row are where we started the game.
Detail of view to the northeast (Source: LP)
The knothole (sans view of anything interesting)
Inside the Metropolitan Club. Classic photo of a youthful Bob Casey at far right. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
From the TV camera platform -- the view you'll see on TV
Memorabilia on display in the Metropolitan Club
Footings for the Seventh Street walkway from the A ramp.
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
I still counted 11 flag poles...
An ice cream salad cone -- er, Walk-a-Taco
Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
Stairs and escalator down to the platform
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