The Minnesota Twins unveiled renderings of their new ballpark design from HOK today, along with many details on the new ballpark. The Biz of Baseball will be updating our New Twins Ballpark page shortly with many details, as well as numerous high-resolution versions of the design, such as is seen here.
UPDATE: ALL IMAGES ARE NOW IN PLACE. DETAILS ON THE FACILITY WILL BE FORTHCOMING OVER THE COURSE OF THE EVENING ON THE NEW TWINS BALLPARK PAGE
Select from the images below to view in larger format. High resolution versions of these and others are available on The New Twins Ballpark page.
All images courtesy of the Minnesota Twins and HOK
The following is the proposed timeline from the Twins for the ballpark construction:
2007 April - June
Schematic design is unveiled Development Agreement and Lease/Use Agreement is fi nalized Complete site/infrastructure plan Complete site assembly Site clearing and utility relocations begin County approval of schematic design County issues bonds County holds hearings on fi ndings of environmental impact statement County Board votes on EIS fi ndings Twins open Ballpark Marketing Center Twins launch premium seating (private suites and club seats) sales
July – August
Groundbreaking ceremony Site excavation and foundations of the ball park and bridges over 394 begin Relocation of BNSF railroad September - December Start structure over newly relocated BNSF line Start structure in Right Field
2008 January - December
Steel and concrete install
2009 January - June
Final concrete placement - Topping off celebration