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.
Now looking north, the tracks emerge from beneath Seventh Street as freight tracks only. The Northstar line ends at the northwest corner of the ballpark. One day, however, you can bet that other passenger trains will approach from the southwest metro on these tracks -- if our legislators are smart and persistent, that is.
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
Click to enlarge greatly. See yourself?
Looking up toward Seventh Street.
This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.
Looking down Sixth Avenue toward the plaza
Pawlenty makes it official!
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
(Click to enlarge greatly)
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
This is where you will put out your butts -- I mean enjoy some pretty flowers.
A spot that's always full!
You can't get there from here.
This is also the promenade, where the first indications of the final texture of the walkway can be seen. This layer of concrete is going on top of gravel (as has been done over on the plaza).
Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.
From an earlier visit: Don't bother with those escalators either. They were also roped off. And how about a bench? Or a planter? Or even a trash can? That woman is doing the only thing she can: leaning up against a post to do her texting.
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.
And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.
This is the entrance behind home plate (not visible in the renderings which have been released). It shows that the upper deck is set back from the facade -- a very good thing if it remains in the final design.
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
The splendid view from the roof of the Minikahda building. (Click to enlarge greatly.)
These images are found at the top of the staircase, which leads to the Suite Level.
Locations for ticket machines near the Hrbek outdoor plaza
7:32 PM Glare begins at about the left field foul pole.
Another B ramp glimpse (don't loiter here!)
An overview of the model display.
Bench seating just off the plaza
Can you name that field? (Braemer Park, Edina)
You write the caption...
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