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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.
The outfield stands taking shape.
Looking the other direction, again from Ford Centre, you can see what's going on over the tracks. This will be a public promenade.
Section 125, Row 1
Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!
That is pretty close... (Grandstand)
Note the speakers hanging beneath that deck
The view from the Penn Ave entrance to 394 (and all the way into town! Click to enlarge)
This is a closer look at the steel work.
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
20 minutes to get from our seat to the street. Miss this place? Nah.
The rules were clearly posted next to this new entry point on the Seventh Street side. I have no problem with the rules!
Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)
September 23, 2007
10 years ago, Bruce Lambrecht looked at this land and thought, "Why NOT a ballpark here?" It took a long time before anybody else saw the same potential.
Still some work to be done on the canopy.
Large staircases, a staple of recent Populous (nee HOK) projects, are all over the place.
One more time from the third base side.
Main concourse, looking south toward the area behind home plate.
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
A mass of rebar and complicated cable runs ready for a pour.
Larry DiVito, mowing
This is the Seventh Street circulation ramp. Note that the floor is covered with plywood to protect it during construction. Not all construction firms are as careful with this type of protection as Mortenson.
Sharing and Caring Hands, as viewed from the ballpark site about a block away. Note transaction in progress in the shadows.
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
A mural featuring the names of a bunch of Minnesota towns.
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Infield dirt used as accents
TC meets the Mayor (Photo by Jeff Ewer)
Stairs down to Seventh Street now have the start of railings
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