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Mystery door on Seventh Street...
Here are some less intrusive things things you can actually get at the ballpark.
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
The right field overhang as seen from Seventh Street (with dude)
For some inexplicable reason, a lot of the new parks being built these days feature grand staircases like this one.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
Supports viewed from beneath. These seats will be just a few feet from the outside edge of the building!
A view into the Legend's Club
Site plan for the new Nationals ballpark, with the size of the Rapid Park site overlaid
From the revised site plan, this is the configuration of Gate 34 Puckett.
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
The view from section 210
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)
The green in question (click for very large version)
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
One more time from the third base side.
From the Downtown Council's 2025 Plan, a Metrodome "Revelopment" and a strong indication of where they think a new Vikings stadium should go.
A few weeks ago there were sand volleyball courts here. When the park opens, this will be surface parking. Maybe one day there will be something more interesting built on top of that parking...
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
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Discovered on the upper concourse!
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
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...
I was surprised at how close those upper deck seats seem. From the plaza, you feel like you can reach out and touch them. It really adds to the impression of overall compactness.
View from the batter's eye seats
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