Explore the Site
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TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
Walkway entrance from ramp
Ballpark magic: Infield materializes (click to enlarge)
This looks up Fifth Street (LRT train visible in the distance). This bridge is also being partially rebuilt (see next photo).
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
Work beneath the scoreboard
Viewed from another angle, you can see that the bullpens now sit beneath the upper deck outfield seating.
A trailer village has sprung up to the south.
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Notice the temporary railing extensions
Red is old Yankee Stadium. This diagram comes from FieldOfSchemes.com
I think this promenade over the railroad tracks needs a name. How about the Halsey Hall Promenade? (Please do not throw cigar butts onto the tracks!)
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
Here's a closer look.
From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
Photo by Jeff Ewer (Click to enlarge.)
Jose Alvalade XXI Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal has towers much like I'm imagining to hold up our canopy while also making a bold statement on the horizon
If you arrive by bus, your first glimpse of the park will be the scoreboard's profile. (Viewed from the bus station in the B ramp.)
This is the upper deck in Anaheim
Dancing for the cameras
Detail showing clubhouse and home dugout (click to see the entire drawing)
The Target Center rooftop patio. Hardly glamorous, but a great view of the ballpark.
This is the view from the Seventh Street circulation ramp. It will eventually be covered by the wood louvers.
Overview of the storage tracks.
This is where chain link is being replaced with fencing which matches the plaza
Snow-blowing the field
Ticket window at Gate 29/Carew
Click on this photo to see what it looked like on this spot 101 years ago (I'm not kidding)
A view into the park down Sixth Street from just beyond Hennepin. Note that one side of the street contains century-old, classic buildings -- structures which are likely to last another century or more. The other side, not so much. (Click the image to see what it looked like from exactly the same spot 97 years ago.)
That's Noah and my brother, Chris, checking out the Loge Box amenities
Apparently, there will be public restrooms accessible directly from the plaza.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
This is the outside portion of the Metropolitan 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