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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 3045 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.











The restaurant.



Our engineer.



In case you don't know, that's Earl Battey.



(Click to enlarge.)















Plaza overview



Forbes Field



More of a bird's-eye view of the same area.



The glove



Now we know what the English phone booths were for...






Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America









Walkway construction is progressing



The New as viewed from The Old.



Storage tracks in the foreground.



A scene repeated about a BILLION times each game






The pink thing is a mascot. (Actually, with a damn fine mascot actor underneath.)



I love views like this. They show just how much Target Field shimmers. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)






Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.









The spruced up triangle really doesn't show much connection with the ballpark.



Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.



...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.



Seville's certainly will benefit from 81 games a year played about a block away! (When I walked by on this day, the place looked deserted, but I stand corrected!)






Lots of sun, but not much scoreboard from 127



One of the sweetest sights of the day -- the Dome, and only through passing bus windows.









Another classic space in the making above the Hrbek gate.



Compare this picture, from the open house in March, with the one above and you'll see that some furniture reconfiguration has taken place.



Love the LC!



This is what it looked like during the first open house in March.






7:32 PM Glare begins at about the left field foul pole.



Finally, a night game image -- complete with fireworks! (OK, it's either a construction photo which has been Photoshopped, or some lucky photographer spent the Fourth of July in the upper deck watching the fireworks over the river. Cool either way.)






Photo by Jared Wieseler



A beautiful, glowing sunset after the rain.


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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