A couple weeks ago, these came in the mail: (Please excuse the glare, I forgot to turn off the flash)
All season ticket holders were invited to an open house at Target Field, the first chance for the little guys to hop in and see what the new ballpark had in store for the upcoming season. We were assigned to Sunday, and so we marked the calendar, and waited with bated breath.
This morning, we overslept a bit, so we "had" to skip church and decided we may as well head over to the park early. We found a parking spot (after a few loops in the ramp) and crossed the skyway. Our first glimpse of the field out of the skyway was this:
We walked up to the stadium seating, and immediately spotted my aunt and uncle and two of my cousins. They are all sharing a package and were invited to the same day as us. (Some friends of ours were there the day before) We meandered down to their seats, and of course, photographed the view:
We slowly worked our way across the upper levels, checking out various seats and views in various sections:
It was very very windy up there at the top.
I'm guessing the scaffolding will be gone by opening day :)
Next stop was our seats.
We used the time to take in the view of downtown from our seats:
Being at the open house gave us the rare opportunity (read: we will never be able to afford tickets in here) to visit the Legend's Club. There are lots of nice food places, warm, heated places to sit, and cushy leather seats (not so cushy in August, but nice for now!).
The view from behind home plate:
Aunt checks out the suites, this park has corporate and public rented suites, so the little guys won't always get pushed out by the corporations, which is nice.
We said goodbye to the extended fam and made our way out via the plaza: