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"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."

– Bernie Williams

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Cleveland



A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line






Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...



Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number



Overview of the storage tracks.



A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)



New Downtown Minneapolis Public Library (Source: RP)



Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)





















I'll admit that this makes me nervous. It's pretty easy to step into the path of a train (which is true at various points along the line, but still...)



That's Jacque Jones looking up in awe at the Great Greenness.






Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.



A truck is leaving the HERC plant. Here you can see the proximity to the promenade. For the record, the truck drove right by me and I smelled nothing...









TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)









Nine spots for hops bats.



Walkway entrance from ramp



The HERC promenade side.












573 Club



Anna keeps the riff raff under control.















The main ticketing area beneath the restaurant.




The right field foul pole seen against a backdrop of Butler Square (itself a site of great significance in the history of professional baseball in Minneapolis)












Yes, it's pretty tempting to just walk right in...






Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.



Cross section diagram of the field structure. (Click to enlarge.)



The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.






Here's the barricade in context at the end of the walkway



Carew atrium menu part 1



We bumped into Jerry Bell (at right)!



Note that the sign in the background will NOT be changed because "Twins Way" doesn't extend this far north.





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Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)


Glossary

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
 


(1993)
 


First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(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
 


(1992)
 


Book and six ballpark miniatures
(2004)
 

Complete Bibliography

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