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"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 3037 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.


An arch under construction.






That is the gun-metal gray wall of The Stadium just beyond the elevated tracks.



We'll be packed into the first five rows of section 136. Hey, Wilson! I'm bringing my glove!



Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)






The entrance at Gate 3.



Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)



Legends Club seats in context (above the main concourse, below the suite level)



Lonely vendor...









The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.






That's Jacque Jones looking up in awe at the Great Greenness.



The plate marker is just to the left.












Scoreboard as viewed from Fifth Street.



The service entrance area in left-center, now with bench seating






Here's what they do in April at Comerica Park



Balcony of the Town Ball Tavern.






Fun with section counting!



Directly above gate 6 "Oliva" on the Club level.






Here's the Northstar platform.



Section A, Row WC



Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority









A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.






This is the entrance behind home plate (not visible in the renderings which have been released). It shows that the upper deck is set back from the facade -- a very good thing if it remains in the final design.



The view from the corner of Ford Centre. (Feel free to tie up your boats here.)






Up close, this is what you'll see as you walk along.



In March, we were still only imagining baseball through those windows.



The view from our Loge Box



Now from the inside looking at the same area.



Roll-up metal doors visible at right.






Twins in HD on the big board



The parking bay structure is now clearly visible



That group was working on something very carefully, but I couldn't tell just what it was.



Three weeks ago this was a patch of scruffy trees. Now it's a patio. In case you were wondering, that's where I've been...



Just to the right, more ticket machines. These things are everywhere.



I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.


Glossary

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
 


(1993)
 


First Edition (1992)
 


Second Edition (2006)
 


(2008)
 

Selected Bibliography - Surveys
 


(1975)
 


Second Edition (1987)
 


Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000)
 


(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
 


(1992)
 


Book and six ballpark miniatures
(2004)
 

Complete Bibliography

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