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This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
That's some scary-ass scaffolding, if you ask me.
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
Catwalks provide access to the View Level seats (from the Ballpark Authority July update)
Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign
From the TV camera platform -- the view you'll see on TV
That warning sign doesn't mention anything about the potential for bludgeoning or limb removal by the revolving doors...
Looking up Sixth Street, now barricaded for plaza extension.
Lots of speakers, but in some places, no sound.
Looking back toward downtown from the end of the balcony
This is the HERC Premonade with railroad tracks snaking beneath. (I think this should be named the Halsey Hall Premonade. Seriously.)
The limestone theme is apparently carried to the area behind home plate. This will look great -- and distinctive -- on TV. But watch out for those foul balls!
This is the area above the pro shop, with some new support structure
Dude, this is NOT a multi-use facility.
Mauer steps in for the first time.
This is the view from where the plaza will connect to the walkway on the west side of Target Center. This presumably aids traffic flow back to the A ramp, and perhaps to the skyway connection (though the doors to the skyway right there are typically exit only).
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
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.
In case you don't know, that's Earl Battey.
The view out Gate 6 "Oliva".
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
The Ballpark Wall! (really stunning)
Photo by Jeff Ewer
Now we know what the English phone booths were for...
Do you know who did this drawing? If so, please tell me so I can give them proper credit.
July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)
OK, people are definitely riding their bikes to games! (Photo by Tim Davis, courtesy MBA)
Reverse view, now looking down Sixth toward the park. The Met Stadium flag pole will be right there!
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