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The view from the worst seat at Target Field

There are 91 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 12, 2010, titled The view from the worst seat at Target Field. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Seat 1 of row 14 section S at Target Field. The unlucky fan who gets this seat will have a hard time watching the action at home plate as the view is obstructed by a wall.

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Steve

Plymouth, MN

#1 May 13, 2010
The Worst Seat? The Worst seat at the new ballpark is any and all that you pay for. The dome was perfectly fine and cost 2/3 as much.

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NoTaxMoneyForThe m

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#2 May 13, 2010
Steve wrote:
The Worst Seat? The Worst seat at the new ballpark is any and all that you pay for. The dome was perfectly fine and cost 2/3 as much.
And it didn`t rain on the game.
Hmmmm

Farmington, MN

#3 May 13, 2010
NoTaxMoneyForThem wrote:
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And it didn`t rain on the game.
Have you ever heard of any stadium in MN. that didn't make money? The employees pay taxes, the stadium buys beer, soda, food etc from area vendors. The list of the benifits is too long to go into with narrow minds like yourself.
Nota Sheep

Walnut Creek, CA

#4 May 13, 2010
Steve wrote:
The Worst Seat? The Worst seat at the new ballpark is any and all that you pay for. The dome was perfectly fine and cost 2/3 as much.
The metrodome is a disgusting, rat-infested hole of a place. It isn't "perfectly fine"; it's a dump.

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Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 13, 2010
NoTaxMoneyForThem wrote:
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And it didn`t rain on the game.
actually the dome only cost about one fifth of what target field cost, and there are more bad seats at ttarget field than the dome..Funny when they shoved the dome down taxpayers throats, it was going to be the savior of all sports in Minnesota..enough is enough
Kirby

Chicago, IL

#6 May 13, 2010
oxboro wrote:
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Funny when they shoved the dome down taxpayers throats, it was going to be the savior of all sports in Minnesota..enough is enough
It was four Hennepin County Commissioners that did the shoving.

They are probably sitting in the executive suites...paid for by the working poor.
J3ia_l

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#7 May 13, 2010
Section 240 is the same way maybe worse. While sitting next to the fence that over looks the plaza you can't see home base and first base. you have to lean forward a little. Plus some rows are shorter so you don't have a seat in front of you, thinking that would be nice, you don't have a cup holder.
ABS

Minneapolis, MN

#8 May 13, 2010
Whether you were for, or against, building this stadium-claiming that the Metrodome was "just fine" is simply moronic. There are certainly NOT more bad seats at Target Field than there were at the dome. It seems that most of the negative posts about the new park are from people who are not really that into baseball. I will agree that you should be able to see "home base" from your seat though.
Bo Knows

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 13, 2010
The worst seat at Target Field is outdoors, so it is still better than the best seat at the Dome.
Dave

Hopkins, MN

#10 May 13, 2010
I was crammed into Section V on sunday and could not see the scoreboard. I thought the new stadium was supposed to have roomier seats! It's not like i'm a big guy or anything. And don't even get me started on the chicken finger chew sticks.
Abbo

Melbourne, AR

#11 May 13, 2010
ABS is sooooo right. I haven't been to Target Field yet, but I went to many baseball games at the Metrodome. The Dome--in truth, a football television studio--was the worst baseball stadium ever conceived by the mind of humankind. Some of the Master of the Universe who pushed the Metrodome on us--Sid Hartman and Harvey McKay come to mind--should be hung in effigy at Target Field.
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 13, 2010
Nota Sheep wrote:
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The metrodome is a disgusting, rat-infested hole of a place. It isn't "perfectly fine"; it's a dump.
You aren't kidding about the rat-infested hole. In reality the dome is over ridden with mice. I was in the press box during a college game this spring and mice were literally dropping from the walls. Beside the point, the dome is a pathetic place for baseball. Works fine for football, but was not set up properly for baseball. Anti-sports people just don't get that.
Imperfect but it is ours

United States

#13 May 13, 2010
"Not a bad seat in the whole place". That was the oft-repeated cliche about Target Field before it opened. You have these corners, most of the top deck in left field, the home plate box seats from row 20 on back(deafening sound, and from 24 back, can't see the entire scoreboard/video screen, or the ball when it's popped up or en route to a homer. It's still light years better than the MetroHumptyDump.
Highlife

Muscatine, IA

#14 May 13, 2010
oxboro wrote:
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actually the dome only cost about one fifth of what target field cost, and there are more bad seats at ttarget field than the dome..Funny when they shoved the dome down taxpayers throats, it was going to be the savior of all sports in Minnesota..enough is enough
Sans inflation
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 13, 2010
Imperfect but it is ours wrote:
"Not a bad seat in the whole place". That was the oft-repeated cliche about Target Field before it opened. You have these corners, most of the top deck in left field, the home plate box seats from row 20 on back(deafening sound, and from 24 back, can't see the entire scoreboard/video screen, or the ball when it's popped up or en route to a homer. It's still light years better than the MetroHumptyDump.
True. There are some seats that have bad sight lines at the new field. The metrodome had them too. In fact, all stadiums have some seats that are less than perfect. It just gives complainers something to complain about. Now, if you purchased these seats as season tickets and didn't know they were obstructed view, then you have a right to complain. However, it is very easy to find seating charts on line spelling out in clear detail where your seat is. A little homework before purchasing your ticket is useful, unless the desire is to bi tch and complain about all things regarding the new stadium.
Research

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 13, 2010
We have the technological capabilities now to allow a potential customer of a sporting event to have a panoramic view of the seats they would purchase. Do a little 'digging' and you can see what kind of seat you will have at the new park. If you don't and find out at the game, that is your fault. For those saying the Dome was better/equal to Target Field, you are morons. Probably a bunch of pampered little panzies who can't handle a little bit of rain or cold weather and use the few bad seats as an excuse for their experience at Target Field. Go back to the Dome to watch a Gopher baseball game and see how that experience is like compared to what we have now.
Favrenatic

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 13, 2010
J3ia_l wrote:
Section 240 is the same way maybe worse. While sitting next to the fence that over looks the plaza you can't see home base and first base. you have to lean forward a little. Plus some rows are shorter so you don't have a seat in front of you, thinking that would be nice, you don't have a cup holder.
"Home Base?"

What a great baseball mind!

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#18 May 13, 2010
Steve wrote:
The Worst Seat? The Worst seat at the new ballpark is any and all that you pay for. The dome was perfectly fine and cost 2/3 as much.
The worst seat would be the one next to you. Save your money. We won't miss you at the games
Oh really

United States

#19 May 13, 2010
Please provide a link to a Target field seating chart that depicts ROW- and SEAT- specific locations, especially relative to overhangs. Thanks in advance.
fruit bat alert wrote:
<quoted text>However, it is very easy to find seating charts on line spelling out in clear detail where your seat is. A little homework before purchasing your ticket is useful, unless the desire is to bi tch and complain about all things regarding the new stadium.
BAC

Eagle River, WI

#20 May 13, 2010
Steve wrote:
The Worst Seat? The Worst seat at the new ballpark is any and all that you pay for. The dome was perfectly fine and cost 2/3 as much.
Sour grapes!!! Grow up!

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