Explore the Site
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The closed concession stand.
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Seventh Street circulation
Opening day, 2010
The media all turned out!
Site of the proposed new Atlanta Braves ballpark. Look familiar?
Larry DiVito takes a last check of everything before the game starts
The outline of an infield has appeared on the asphalt in advance of the ground-breaking on Thursday night.
Dancing for the cameras
It's a great view of the action, though standing here is somewhat discouraged.
Looking across the top of the batter's eye
The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.
Wright's Marin County Hall of Justice, San Rafael, California (1959)
Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).
Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.
These openings will facilitate access to the catwalks which run throughout the canopy.
Viewed from up Sixth Street, the tip of the canopy looks like the claw of some gigantic crustacean!
Frost on the pumpkins, snow on the plaza
The proposed wooden screen covering the circulation ramp on Fifth Street (at left is the equivalent screen on Seventh Street).
Where you are, and where you can go.
Scoreboard installation in progress
The main concourse is a very busy place at all times.
Photo by Jeff Ewer
Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P
The Northstar stop has a name.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.
One more time from the third base side.
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
Looking back toward First Avenue
Serious home dugout work in progress.
Larry DiVito, mowing
Now we know what the English phone booths were for...
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
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