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Entrance to the Champions Club
Peering through Gate 29 -- lots to see
A collection of support pillars for the left field pavilion.
Write your own caption. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
I took this picture just moments before Morneau's homer landed almost exactly where I had been standing. If only I hadn't wanted to watch the game...
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
Building the canopy is a spectacular sight.
Not sure what those supports are for -- probably stadia.
The Northstar station.
Noah is checking out the ample leg room and truly exemplary sight lines.
The season was perfectly bookended by Mick Sterling on the plaza
Nearby, workers are finishing a support column. The guy at the bottom is using some sort of personal dirt mover (inset). Very cool.
The Fifth Street side is pretty busy. There's a small street entrance to the B ramp, then ticket booths and an entrance gate, a rare exterior section not covered in limestone, the wooden screen covering the circulation ramps, the administration building, and finally (just out of view) the interface with Northstar. All of that sits behind the LRT action. How pedestrians will interact with this side of the park is a great mystery to me. You know that Metro Transit won't be letting them cross the tracks anywhere but at either end of the block...
Section 117, Row WC (applies to all the back rows under the Legends Club seating)
Scoreboard as viewed from Fifth Street.
More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.
A look at Gate 34.
The media all turned out!
This is the outside portion of the Metropolitan Club.
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
Lots of sun, but not much scoreboard from 127
Today's match-up (click to enlarge)
Franchise history before Minnesota. (Click to enlarge.)
The closed concession stand.
Showing more of the context for the louvers.
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
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