Explore the Site
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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.
Mary Larson (left), a music teacher from Maple Grove, was a TwinsFest SSB winner and got to sing the anthem before the game.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
Site of the proposed new Atlanta Braves ballpark. Look familiar?
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.
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.
The wall of brands at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley (Source: RP)
Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
Work going on under the steel.
These images are found at the top of the staircase, which leads to the Suite Level.
Workers against green
A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.
This maze of scaffolding is something you'll probably never see again.
Nathan greeting the other pitchers on the all-Metrodome team (October 4, 2009)
Very interesting detail starting to appear here.
Click to see the full-size image.
Finally, a night game image -- complete with fireworks! (OK, it's either a construction photo which has been Photoshopped, or some lucky photographer spent the Fourth of July in the upper deck watching the fireworks over the river. Cool either way.)
Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!
5:45 PM, section 327, row 9, sitting: shade.
Do you know who did this drawing? If so, please tell me so I can give them proper credit.
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
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