The Twins are showing off their revised design plans for the new downtown ballpark today. There was a press conference this morning and the public will be able to take a look starting at 12:30 p.m. on the skyway of the Hennepin County Government Center.
You can also take a look at some of the artist’s renderings by clicking here for a gallery of plans for the facility at “57 Santana St., Minneapolis, Minn., 55403.”
I have a batch of questions about the plans, everything from how I’m going to stay warm in April and October to how much are comparable seats going to cost in the new ballpark? I’m guessing that my seats in the Section 220 equivalent are going to be pricier than they are at the Metrodome — and beyond the rate of inflation. Are tickets going to be priced so that Twins baseball becomes a corporate party zone?
On an aesthetic level, I’m interested in how the ballpark’s tight “footprint” is going to be played out in terms of where the prime seats and the affordable seats are located.
I’m also thinking back to the debate that led to the Metrodome’s creation — and the creation of the colorful Save the Met group that did its best to keep baseball outdoors before it moved indoors a quarter-century ago. Anyone going to come forward and start Save the Met(rodome)?
And where are they going to put that big ol’ sculpture of Johan after he finishes his career here and is elected to the Hall of Fame?