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Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.
Catwalks provide access to the View Level seats (from the Ballpark Authority July update)
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
From the best seat in the house (Section 8, Row A), the right field corner is blocked. (No one may care. Fine with me. People should know.)
Very interesting detail starting to appear here.
Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)
Not sure what those supports are for -- probably stadia.
This guy at the Puckett atrium chef stand caught me taking the picture and said I should stop back later because he was "just getting started." I still don't know what he meant.
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
The rendering which excited a fan base! (Inset is an enlargement of the pictured neon sculpture.)
Usher Anna hands out Homer Hankies
This is the Metropolitan Club as viewed from the future Ballpark Authority office space.
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
Lots of speakers, but in some places, no sound.
Fencing is going up all along the plaza
The media had some beautiful foliage to use as a background.
Inside the Metropolitan Club. Classic photo of a youthful Bob Casey at far right. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Freight trains run in very close proximity (Jerry Bell was standing at my left elbow when I took this picture)
If you want, you can ask those folks how the game is going -- and even get a little bit of info from the big screen (Grandstand)
The equivalent spot on the model.
Suite level view
Two signs visible from beyond the confines of the ballpark.
The plaza as seen from the B ramp.
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
A Hrbek tribute wall marks the end of the Carew side of the club
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