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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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Site of the proposed new Atlanta Braves ballpark. Look familiar?



The mounds have grown seating supports



They can put a camera just about anywhere. (Photo by Jeff Ewer)






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.






A sampling of seats at Fenway Park



Stairs down to the sidewalk from the skywalk over Seventh









Twins in HD on the big board






4th inning in the nearly deserted Home Run Porch View Level in left.






A very early vision for TF's main concourse






Gate 6 Oliva, with the 573 Club looming large over it (I wonder how Tony feels about that)






The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)



The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.









The view from section 210



A photo taken as my meter ran out.






The back row of seats in straight-away center. Note that, beyond those seats, you can see the planters (for flowers) on the front of the Left Field Bleachers.(Batters Eye)



One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.









Hot dawgs! Getcher hot dawgs!



From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.



Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number



The dessert carts came out earlier, and looked even better than last year.



Gate 29 Carew









Look closely and you'll see limestone on the front of the press box!















The Metrodome is converted to its football configuration after the Twins game on August 29, 2002















A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.






573 Club


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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(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)
 

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