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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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In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.



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Finished product (Field Terrace)



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The parking bay structure is now clearly visible



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Stepping inside the circulation building



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