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  • Originally posted by Smirkman View Post
    But RFK didn't have a lower deck in the outfield so it wasn't double decked.
    Semantics, it was double-decked in its football configuration.
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    • Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
      Semantics, it was double-decked in its football configuration.
      Actually, I think it is an important distinction since RFK was unique in the fact that it had no lower bowl outfield seating but had an "upper deck."

      Semantics would be that there isn't an outfield in football.

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      • That's why I was asking because I really didn't think of RFK as a traditional double decked outfield, but I can see where people would get mad over my questions.
        The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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        • From the BallparkMagic.com site, this image (currently being used as a placeholder image while the site moves to a new server), Met Stadium in 1956:

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          • 5 years until rfk is built and steals the support beam free look!
            The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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            • Originally posted by hofflalu View Post
              From the BallparkMagic.com site, this image (currently being used as a placeholder image while the site moves to a new server), Met Stadium in 1956:
              For some perspective on "you've come a long way, baby"...the dirt road in the foreground is now Killebrew Drive; Cedar Ave is off camera on the left. Met Center (Now IKEA) would be in top center of picture, replacing the farm buildings.

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              • Cool picture. The fields off to the top right is the airport. Angle of the picture makes the stadium look like the 'Field of Dreams' set. Just off to the left of the photo is a large hosing development.

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                • Bloomington, Minnesota. Hard to believe both the Met Center and Metropolitan Stadium are unknown to a generation.

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                    May/June (?) 1961. Still working on expansion.

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                    • Yankee II is that were you got your idea for your obstructed seats???
                      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                      • That's a great picture. Love the wooden barricades keeping some space around the dugout. What's better is that only those barricades were used. Now pro players are so protected from us fans.

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                          • Minnesota Kicks soccer at the Met
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                            • 1965 World Series, Game 6, Wednesday, October 13.

                              Second photo is during the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs and C Earl Battey up, who would fly to right to end the inning (Howie Reed pitching if the first photo was at the same time). The game would end by the same 5-1 score, with the Twins evening the Series at 3 games apiece. Unfortunately for the locals, the next day Koufax would best Kaat (and a parade of relievers) in Game 7, 2-0, to win the '65 title.

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                              • 1990. The Mall of America slowly starts rising at The Met's old site.

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                                Just a couple rows from the 3rd deck pressbox area behind home. Notice the paint is already looking shabby on the side of the pressbox/suites.

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                                Parking lot behind RF

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