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"You talk about the magic, the aura, but what really makes a stadium is the fans. Concrete doesn't talk back to you. Chairs don't talk back to you. It's the people who are there, day in, day out, that makes the place magic."

– Bernie Williams

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(Click to enlarge greatly)



The Ballpark Wall! (really stunning)



Dancing for the cameras






Ticket window at Gate 29/Carew



Ketchup, mustard, relish, mustard, ketchup



These stairs will go up to the centerfield pavilion.



A closer look at the bridge and walls. You can see where the tracks will be laid.



Is it possible to take a bad picture of this building?



You are forgiven for wondering whether architect Tom Oslund is, in fact, a visitor from the future.



How many times did we water down our field as kids? More times than we played games, that's for sure!



Roped off for the LRT crowd






Looking for some detail






Handshakes all around (there's gonna be a lot of that over the next few weeks)









The back gates at Comerica park, like everything else, a bit overwrought.






That group was working on something very carefully, but I couldn't tell just what it was.






A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??



No griping here.



This appears to be the floor to the home dugout!



Trees now line Seventh Street



Note reflected sunset (7:30 PM). Could be a worry...



CBP: retro in facade only



The parking bay structure is now clearly visible









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).









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Click on this photo to see what it looked like on this spot 101 years ago (I'm not kidding)



The media had some beautiful foliage to use as a background.



Miller Park: Gymnasium with skylight (Source: RP)



This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.



The glare problem.












Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs



That's my mom. She scored the whole game on her Gameday program (bought for just $1 on the opening night special -- thanks guys!)



August 2001 (a month later we were engaged)






The plaza as seen from the B ramp.



4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.


Glossary

BPM - Ballpark Magic

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

DSP - Dave St. Peter

FSE - Full Season Equivalent

FYS - Fake Yankee Stadium (see also: NYS)

HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

HRP - Home Run Porch

LC - Legends Club

LRT - Light Rail Transit

MBA - Minnesota Ballpark Authority (will own Target Field)

MOA - Mall of America

MSFC - Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission (owns the Metrodome)

NYS - New Yankee Stadium

SRO - Standing Room Only

STH - Season Ticket Holder

TCFBS - TCF Bank Stadium

TF - Target Field

Selected Bibliography - Analysis
 


(1993)
 


First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(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
 


(1992)
 


Book and six ballpark miniatures
(2004)
 

Complete Bibliography

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