Thursday, August 18, 2011

Met Stadium: Pictorial, 1955 - 1961 Part 1

Click on any of these photos for a larger view, in this pictorial summary of Metropolitan Stadium's first few years.
1955
Aerial view, 1955 - Cedar Ave. running diagonal through mid - photo.
Winter, 1955
Construction workers, 1956
Met Stadium home team dugout, 1956
View from south east, ca. 1956
1960 - note absence of bleachers in left, right, foul territories.
Cedar Avenue and the 494 cloverleaf is in the background.
Inaugural season for the Twins, 1961. Lower pavillion in place in left,
 bleachers in right. Right Field foul would be completed during 1961, 
left field upperdeck in 1965.
Pre-1965 field panorama

A well-done history of The Met can be found at SABR biographies / articles section.
As our old friend at the mic, Herb Carneal, would say: "...and the count rides along." - TT

2 comments:

Aase said...

I LOVE these photos. I always am amazed at how fast Bloomington grew from '55 to '65 - from farmland to the Strip and the expanded airport in 10 years. By the time you and I were going to the Met, it was "old" - it has been around 15+ years. Excellent work my friend!

TWINS TWINKLER! (so named as "TT" was title of player features in Minn. Twins game programs of 1960's) said...

YESSIR, THE AREA CERTAINLY HAD A JURRASSIC ERA FEEL TO IT. LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT INSTALLMENT IN THE SERIES, GOOD HISTORY. THANKS, GREG!