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Happy Sigh.

May 2, 2007 1:10 AM

The lease is signed! The quick-take is accomplished! The railroad is happy!

Get your cars out of that lot, people! It's time to dig!

A Parking Lot

This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.

Cudos, gentlemen.

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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

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Here are 50 images chosen randomly from the 3042 found on this site. Click the image to be taken to the original post. A new list is created every 10 minutes.











Not from Moose's tour, but it's an image you need to see. (Click to enlarge greatly.)






Wayfinding within the B ramp is still a work in progress.



This view is from the roof of a warehouse which stood where the A ramp is today. The HERC is now located where the tracks turned north (toward the top).



Wind veil install from across Seventh






Touring the Rapid Park site (L-R: Commissioners Wade, Vekich, Sykora, Cramer, and tour guide Chuck Ballentine, source: RP)



8:32 PM The glare is gone. Elapsed time: 1 hour (approximately 3 innings).






Seventh Street circulation



Seventh inning sing-along.






7:42 PM It moves to the left in the image and begins to blossom.



This is what passes for imagination at Miller Park -- they didn't even get the shape right! (Source: LP)



Future station?






Gate 29 escalators



A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line



Off-topic, but this gigantic, cool, retro sign is just across the street from S&CH. Why? I don't know. Might look nice on top of one of those municipal parking ramps...



This is the view from where the plaza will connect to the walkway on the west side of Target Center. This presumably aids traffic flow back to the A ramp, and perhaps to the skyway connection (though the doors to the skyway right there are typically exit only).



20 minutes to get from our seat to the street. Miss this place? Nah.









It looks like the Target-themed signage has spilled out to the surrounding area (this was taken from the entryway to the B ramp from Third -- the 394 entrance ramp tunnel)



A Killebrew tribute covers part of the wall where the entry doors are located near the escalators.



I have no idea what this is or does, but as gear goes, it's totally boss, man. (Attached to a railing just off of the Trap)



Outside, lots of window space















The view through a construction "knothole".



Photo by Tyler Wycoff



The admin building (note TF logo on banner)



Steel going up fast.



Train. (What is it about baseball and trains?)



Time to paint those supports Vikings-purple.



Poles through the gap















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






A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.



Name that ballpark



Perhaps these very bold, Hitchcockian birds picking at left-over popcorn and peanuts were portents of what was to come.


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

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