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ma-gaga
07-17-2009, 04:39 PM
Just a photo update on the park. These photos aren't mine, they are taken from Minnescraper, a nice site for Minnesota skyscraper news and photos.

Small images (http://www.minnescraper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=52457#52457).
Full images (http://www.minnescraper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=52459#52459) (warning, may take a while to load)

Some sample images:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409A.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409C.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409E.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409G.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409J.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409N.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p12/Midwest_Product/Ballpark061409R.jpg

phew. I cannot wait. :gulp:

GregO23
07-17-2009, 04:42 PM
Looks like a pretty nice stadium. It kind of looks like a pyramid from the outside...just get rid of the god damn astroturf

PKalltheway
07-17-2009, 04:42 PM
Looks nice. I might have to make a trip up there next year to see a game.

TDog
07-17-2009, 04:48 PM
The Twins should have never left the future home of the Mall of America.

Foulke You
07-17-2009, 04:54 PM
I like the look and shape of the ballpark so far with the exception of that color and pattern on the exterior brick work. Not sure if it that is the final pattern and color but right now it looks kind've ugly.

SOXfnNlansing
07-17-2009, 05:06 PM
The exterior has a camelback ranch feel to it.

DumpJerry
07-17-2009, 05:11 PM
Please move the pics to the photo gallery. Thank you.

DSpivack
07-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Ever since I saw the first renderings, I really liked the design of this ballpark. Those pics further that.

Red Barchetta
07-17-2009, 09:35 PM
It certainly looks better than their current ballpark. The outside sort of reminds me of a big box electronics store. Slap a Circuit City logo on it and I'm thinking big screen TVs. Especially from the angle showing the glass atrium.

As much as I love to "hate" the Twins, this is good for their fans. "Contract This!"

WSox597
07-18-2009, 06:49 AM
Will there be a large red bullseye on the outside?

The whole Target thing, you know.

"Tarjay" as they say some places.

Looks like a nice ballpark, really. Light years better than their current place.

Brian26
07-18-2009, 08:11 AM
The Twins should have never left the future home of the Mall of America.

The old Metropolitan Stadium? Wasn't that a converted football field with small seating capacity and without any modern amenities?

DumpJerry
07-18-2009, 08:19 AM
The old Metropolitan Stadium? Wasn't that a converted football field with small seating capacity and without any modern amenities?
I was there for one Twins and one Vikings game.

IIRC, the seating was 50,000+ It was a huge.

It had restrooms, did not use them.:redneck

Parrothead
07-18-2009, 08:38 AM
The park looks nice. I am sure it will be a great place to be in April with all the snow and cold. :?:

Red Barchetta
07-18-2009, 09:10 AM
Will there be a large red bullseye on the outside?

The whole Target thing, you know.

"Tarjay" as they say some places.

Looks like a nice ballpark, really. Light years better than their current place.


The bullseye might not be on the outside, however it looks like they incorporated a bullseye into the concrete concourse (6th picture above).

I'm all for corporate sponsorship, however how far away are we from Nike Stadium or Adidas Arena?

DSpivack
07-18-2009, 09:43 AM
The park looks nice. I am sure it will be a great place to be in April with all the snow and cold. :?:

This point has been brought up time and time again, and it's not really true [NellieFox has debunked this several times]. The Twins would have lost 0 games to cold or snow this season, and Minneapolis in April is often warmer than Chicago.

Red Barchetta
07-18-2009, 10:25 AM
This point has been brought up time and time again, and it's not really true [NellieFox has debunked this several times]. The Twins would have lost 0 games to cold or snow this season, and Minneapolis in April is often warmer than Chicago.

I agree. I think MLB should also make a more decisive effort to start with more games in the southern/warmer climates and teams with retractable roofs. They only need to do this for perhaps the first two weeks of the season on average. The length of an average road trips, perhaps 3 series.

I know it would not be a perfect science, however it might help reduce some of the early season postponements.

jdm2662
07-18-2009, 10:41 AM
This point has been brought up time and time again, and it's not really true [NellieFox has debunked this several times]. The Twins would have lost 0 games to cold or snow this season, and Minneapolis in April is often warmer than Chicago.

Yes. With that nice lake breeze in April, Comiskey and Wrigley are usually colder in April than it is where Target Field will be. I was in the camp with playing in April. That was until I attended three April games this year...

MrT27
07-18-2009, 10:44 AM
As of now it looks kinda like a minor league stadium from the outside. Inside looks like it will be real nice tho.

LoveYourSuit
07-18-2009, 01:10 PM
Love it.


Very few upper deck seats too, which is nice. UD makes up maybe less than 30% of the seating capacity it looks like.

Southsider101
07-18-2009, 07:42 PM
Thanks for posting the pics!

I live in Mpls and pass the new park every day on my way to and from work. These are the best street level pics I've seen yet.

Besides being outdoors, the next best thing about the ballpark is how accessible it will be. They will be a light rail station in front of the park, a commuter rail station below, and 20,000 parking spaces within five blocks.

skobabe8
07-18-2009, 09:32 PM
Love it.


Very few upper deck seats too, which is nice. UD makes up maybe less than 30% of the seating capacity it looks like.

Upper decks wouldnt be so bad if they werent pushed so far back and so far up.

Old Comiskey's upper deck ruled. Just stack the stupid suites in the outfield somewhere.

LoveYourSuit
07-18-2009, 09:36 PM
Upper decks wouldnt be so bad if they werent pushed so far back and so far up.

Old Comiskey's upper deck ruled. Just stack the stupid suites in the outfield somewhere.

I think Suites are on their way out in exchange for more "premier luxury seating."

Stoky44
07-19-2009, 01:27 PM
Is it me or does the roof line kind of remind anyone of soldier field?

samurai_sox
07-20-2009, 01:45 AM
I'm loving the new Twins stadium even though to me their team is the devil. Now that Target Field is almost done and Kansas City has already renovated their park. Is the Cell now the the worst park in the AL Central? I love our park through and through but I can already hear the morons at the trib jumping on this tidbit. :(:

whitesoxfan
07-20-2009, 02:41 AM
I can't wait to see them play outdoors at home. That's more than beautiful by itself.

The stadium doesn't look bad either.

DrCrawdad
07-20-2009, 07:11 AM
This point has been brought up time and time again, and it's not really true [NellieFox has debunked this several times]. The Twins would have lost 0 games to cold or snow this season, and Minneapolis in April is often warmer than Chicago.

Interesting. I have to admit, I'm one who would have thought that Minneapolis would be colder in April.

Lip Man 1
07-20-2009, 10:36 AM
Red:

MLB used to schedule the way you suggested in the late 80's / early 90's. Those warm weather April "home" teams screamed bloody murder that they were playing all these home games while kids were still in school.

Lip

Britt Burns
07-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Is it just me or does the outside look a little like an airport terminal? That being said, it is a good looking building and needless to say a huge improvement over the dump they are in now.

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-20-2009, 11:20 AM
Is it just me or does the outside look a little like an airport terminal? That being said, it is a good looking building and needless to say a huge improvement over the dump they are in now.

Honestly? I kinda thought of Midway when I saw the 1st pic.

That said, it does look like a great ballpark. Definitely worth a road trip next season.

HomeFish
07-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Looks like this might be the park that ends the "bland replica of PNC Park" trend among new stadiums.

Huisj
07-20-2009, 01:27 PM
Looks like this might be the park that ends the "bland replica of PNC Park" trend among new stadiums.

Exactly. It actually has some unique design elements. I actually like the stone work on the outside a lot and the glass and the big arc of the roofline.

Chez
07-20-2009, 01:46 PM
Are they moving the baggy to the new park? :D:

SoxNation05
07-20-2009, 03:17 PM
The first picture makes it look like a ship.

Red Barchetta
07-20-2009, 03:32 PM
What's hard to believe is that The Cell next season will now be the second oldest park in the AL Central. Kaufmann is older, however their renovations are newer. :D:

Time is a flyin' by.....

UofCSoxFan
07-20-2009, 04:04 PM
I don't think this is actually the Twins stadium....the right field wall doesn't appear to be 240 feet out and there's no light poll in the middle of the infield the Twins can take advantage of.

In all seriousness the park looks pretty sweet. I'll be making a trip up there next year.

MiamiSpartan
07-22-2009, 08:25 PM
Great looking park...

BigP50
07-22-2009, 08:38 PM
i hope I can get up to a game sometime there soon after its built

TwinKess
08-12-2009, 10:39 AM
Seat and Field installation is progressing, with sod placement scheduled for the 24th. The infield dirt is being installed today. :bandance:

Check out a bigger version of the webcam here:

http://www.earthcam.net/users2/interface.php?id=1463&projectid=878&clientid=691

(Oh also check out Target Center's new green roof)

ShoelessJoeS
08-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Cool website! I think we are as happy as Twins fans that they're getting a new stadium.

skobabe8
08-12-2009, 05:50 PM
Cool website! I think we are as happy as Twins fans that they're getting a new stadium.

Happier.

MarkZ35
08-12-2009, 08:50 PM
This point has been brought up time and time again, and it's not really true [NellieFox has debunked this several times]. The Twins would have lost 0 games to cold or snow this season, and Minneapolis in April is often warmer than Chicago.
Yea but thats only one year. On avg. based on stats they have almost twice as much snow as we do in april and an avg. lower temp of 4 degrees. It may not affect them every year but there may be some very rough years.

Nellie_Fox
08-13-2009, 12:55 AM
Yea but thats only one year. On avg. based on stats they have almost twice as much snow as we do in april and an avg. lower temp of 4 degrees. It may not affect them every year but there may be some very rough years.
According to Weather Channel web site, the average April high in Chicago is 59, in Minneapolis 57. It's just not going to be that big of a deal. Cleveland and Detroit have crappy weather in April too.

Southsider101
08-16-2009, 11:39 AM
For what its worth, Sid Hartmann's column in today's Minneapolis StarTribune is reporting that the Twins will be playing two pre-season games against a NL team on April 2nd and 3rd 2010 at Target Field.

dickallen15
08-16-2009, 11:44 AM
I was in Minneapolis the last Sox sweep, and saw the new stadium from their skyway, the walkways in between their buildings. It looks real nice. I would suggest for anyone looking for a roadtrip, Minneapolis is a very nice choice. Nice town, cheap airfares, you can get a cheap hotel in DT Minneapolis and easily walk to the games. Other than the Sox always seeming to be on the short end when the game is over, there really is nothing not to like about the trip.

UChicagoHP
08-16-2009, 01:08 PM
I know it costs an arm and a leg, but the Twins front office will regret not giving the stadium a retractable roof.

That dome was good for an extra 5-10 wins a year(most of them thanks to the WhiteSox mental issues), so I'm very happy with the move!:gulp:

TwinKess
08-26-2009, 10:42 AM
GRASS!!!! Halfway in!

http://www.earthcam.net/users2/interface.php?id=1463&projectid=878&clientid=691

Hitmen77
08-26-2009, 02:50 PM
GRASS!!!! Halfway in!

http://www.earthcam.net/users2/interface.php?id=1463&projectid=878&clientid=691

Cool!!! Looks like it's going to be a great ballpark ....but, what a minute? Are those blue seats? Blasphemy!

I think the day the Rays and Blue Jays finally get off of artificial turf will be a great day indeed for Major League Baseball.

TommyJohn
08-26-2009, 06:05 PM
Cool!!! Looks like it's going to be a great ballpark ....but, what a minute? Are those blue seats? Blasphemy!


Blue seats? Forget it! Their attendance will go in the crapper!! I mean, who wants to sit in *phew* blue seats?

twinsuck
08-29-2009, 05:42 PM
Cool, anything is better than the Metrodome!