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Watch Out For That Railing!

April 15, 2007 11:26 PM

I only have time for a quick update today, and I decided to answer a small piece of my own curiosity. Check out this diagram:

Field Comparison

That's the new playing field dimensions (in color) superimposed to scale over the Metrodome dimensions (in grayscale, based on the meticulous diagram by Andrew Clem).

So, just how much less foul territory there will be in the new park? The answer is: a whole lot less! I'm just eyeballing it, but it looks like less than half to me. (I welcome input from anyone who wants to do the math and get an exact number.)

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How much of foul territory will also be filled with tarps or media areas for photographers/cameramen? I hope that there is a large enough space for a Twins logo behind home plate. Thanks for such a great website!

Posted on April 17, 2007 at 01:53 AM by James Highlight this comment 1


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Overview of the storage tracks.






Awesome seat. Awesome sun. Awesome hitter. (Photo by Tony Voda, courtesy Jared Wieseler)






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Plaza extension reaches toward First Avenue









Intersection overview



The Overlook



A flurry of action in front of the dugout before the game (Photo by Jeff Ewer)



Thome steps in.



Field access on the visitor's side



Section 101, Row 34












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.



Work on the pavilion in center.



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Forbes Field



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The original Candlestick Park






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Gate 3 "Killebrew"






Frost on the pumpkins, snow on the plaza






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Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room









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Arizona



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






Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)



A southpaw?



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