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"Hey look! There we are!"
The first completed mural
For those who have never seen it up close, that's what it looks like when steam comes out of the HERC plant.
Sometime in the late 1980s: B ramp is under construction. Not yet built: Target Center, I-394 and the A ramp.
Stepping inside the circulation building
The view from my seats in Section 237 (The Trap), Row 1 (can't see much of center field without standing up...)
This is amazingly close to completed. It's a short tunnel entrance ramp to 394 underneath the outfield stands.
"I've never seen them do that before," said a Metropolitan Club waiter as I snapped this picture.
Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)
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.
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.
Lots of people are doing it.
The Ballpark Authority at work (Source: RP)
This is where you will put out your butts -- I mean enjoy some pretty flowers.
The french fry lights were on!
Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
A view of construction from the B ramp. This looks toward Seventh Street, over what will be Gate 34 (the main entrance).
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).
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
I didn't check the menu too closely, but it looks like all the standard fare is available, and not much of the non-standard stuff.
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Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign
Walkway sneak peek
Main concourse, looking toward the admin building.
This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.
This is NOT Twins Territory anymore
Section A, Row WC
Seventh inning sing-along.
Up close, this is what you'll see as you walk along.
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