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Minneapolis, MN 55407
"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
Explore the Site
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Uh oh. A code of conduct. Clearly posted. I'm not gonna mention any names, but you know who you are... (Click to enlarge.)
This terrible picture shows the netting in place through a knothole on Fifth
Work in progress.
Emergency access viewed in context
A view into the Legend's Club
Work has begun on the plaza, and the activity has started to impact I-394 traffic.
A peek through a tiny gate.
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.
No admittance -- yet! Note that you can see the seating bolts which are in place already.
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
This is the plaza as viewed from the A ramp.
Limestone still dominates the Seventh Street walkway from a pedestrian point of view. But brick take over as you move upward -- a concession to cost, no doubt.
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
Dan Kenney provided this alternate shot of a walkway behind the view level
Row indicators are spray-painted with stencils over rust and peeling paint.
No offense, TC, but you're pointing exactly the wrong direction if you want people to use the ramp opening to your right...
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
Steps going up at Gate 29/Carew
Here's the barricade in context at the end of the walkway
Looking down Sixth Avenue toward the plaza
New Concept Drawing - No Roof
This would be easy to miss, but I found it on a cart located directly behind the Batter's Eye seating on the upper concourse in center field.
Up inside the circulation building. (That's the LRT platform visible through the windows.)
Rich Pogin (left) and Bruce Lambrecht (Source: Skyway News)
This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.
Now, THIS is just some guy who appears to be hanging out on the LRT tracks talking to himself.
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
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