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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 circulation ramp on Fifth Street is shaping up very quickly.
To the left, out of view, was a row of guys in very nice suits. Most I did not recognize.
Name that ballpark
And another angle looking at the overhang area of the right field pavilion. This looks to me like a great area to watch a game.
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
Target Plaza looking toward the grandstand
Bench seating? (Click to see hi-res version.)
Midway Stadium (seen from our tailgating spot across the parking lot)
This is where the main ticket office will be.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
Here's the entrance from the seating bowl. It's down the outer moat, just beyond the last of the Dugout Box sections.
TC caps everywhere! (Is that you?)
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
This is the trapezoid (for lack of a better name) in right center. Be sure to notice section of seats just below the pavilion and above the fence (which I hadn't noticed before). For those who are interested, what looks like an old-style scoreboard is in fact a high-def video board which will look, at times, like an old-fashioned scoreboard.
Here's the view from the main concourse out through Gate 3 "Killebrew".
Clyde Doeppner proudly displays colored bricks he scavenged from the Met during its demolition. These are the colors in question!
Justin Morneau, mobbed after a game-winning homer on June 9
Future home of the Met Stadium flag pole
Concrete molds are being removed!
Dave St. Peter introducing the first physical models of the ballpark in June 2007
Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Flowers and Hall-of-Fame plaques. Very nice.
This is the left field pavilion in the original concept model. The restaurant pictured to its right has been moved, and the seating area has been extended at least one full section toward center.
Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
Click to enlarge greatly.
Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
Ready for action.
Another over-my-head shot
Champion's Club moat (windows are found at the base of the limestone behind the seats -- not visible in this image)
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