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Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3019 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.
Justin Morneau, mobbed after a game-winning homer on June 9
8:02 PM It's at peak, affecting mostly the upper deck.
Notice the temporary railing extensions
Perhaps these very bold, Hitchcockian birds picking at left-over popcorn and peanuts were portents of what was to come.
The plate marker is just to the left.
(Click to enlarge greatly)
4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.
A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game
This is the start of construction on the Northstar platform which will feed under the bridge and to a lobby with escalators and elevators just inside the ballpark's public concourse. Compared to the ballpark construction, this looks kind of puny. But the work just to get the trains to come has been positively Herculean. Future generations will look back at this with awe.
Path of quick escape.
One of the sweetest sights of the day -- the Dome, and only through passing bus windows.
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
Just so you have a reference, this is an LD ("low def") scoreboard (inset is what the controller probably looks like).
Steps, skyway, and plaza intersect.
Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)
Checking out the bike racks on the promenade.
I love this view of the Basilica.
The walkway under construction in the parking lot just outside the loading dock.
Detail on the main gate, with Target Field sign
Stairs down to the sidewalk from the skywalk over Seventh
Sign installer dude
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.
A very early vision for TF's main concourse
Click to see the whole, beautiful image. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Another view of the escalator, which apparently comes preassembled!
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
This is the upper deck in Anaheim
Detroit got this part right!
Working on the main concourse right about directly behind the plate.
The overhang as seen through the unnumbered gate
Typical standing room crowd which started early and lasted the entire 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...
This is an angle I have not used very much, from the top of the Fifth Street ramp. Because the wall is so tall (forget about watching a game from here for free -- OK, maybe with a step stool) I have to hold the camera up over my head and just snap, hoping I get something good. Here I did. This view then looks to the southwest.
Big board, as viewed from section 327, row 9.
The brown grass was left over from the first attempt at groundbreaking (canceled after the 35W bridge collapse)
Some fun field facts. (Click to enlarge.)
This view clearly shows the curve in the left field stands and the relationship of the first row with the playing field (no overhang to speak of in left).