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3300 Bloomington Avenue
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
Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3045 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
You can get a hand-carved sandwich, or ice cream while pondering the career of Julio Becquer.
The glass area seen here is one of the warm-up areas.
A whole bunch of guys working on something.
Don Swanson, left, in-coming commander of the Richfield American Legion, and Joe Kennedy, right, out-going commander, are pictured with the Legion's new flag pole, which once stood at old Metropolitan Stadium. (Click to enlarge.)
They could not help the Twins on this night.
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.)
The first pitch.
Dancing for the cameras
All that's left is to add wood! (Seventh Street circulation ramp.)
Sign installer dude
Stairs down to the sidewalk from the skywalk over Seventh
Section 237, Row 15 (top of the Trap)
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Note that the sign in the background will NOT be changed because "Twins Way" doesn't extend this far north.
The brown grass was left over from the first attempt at groundbreaking (canceled after the 35W bridge collapse)
Mussina's first pitch. (Playing 3rd: Not A-Rod)
Section 101, Row 27
Bronze glove delivered (awaiting installation) with Met flag pole horizontal behind the gate
Ahh. Lunch in the admin building...
Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.
Home Run Porch Terrace
The alumni band sounded great.
Not my actual kids!
The view from our Loge Box
Rooftop scaffolding, for the wind veil installation?
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