The ballpark will be a celebration of Minnesota's natural beauty
Responding to the outward forces of the city and the site (prescription)
A 'form follows function' architectural design (lean and nestled-in)
Inspired by the landscape of the region, the ballpark will echo the look of natural stone with gaps or fissures in the stone massing and ledges
Prows are a direct reflection of the cosmopolitan city at the ballpark's entries
Meaningful moments all around the facility with knothole events
Approached by bridges, the design creates wonderful pedestrian experiences
Crowned with a glorious canopy that celebrates the beauty of sunny days and starlit nights and shelters the game and fans from unseasonable weather
The new ballpark for Minnesota will be a cosmopolitan expression of vibrant people and the great natural beauty of their state. It will honor baseball's great traditions and reflect Minnesota's dynamic blend of urban sophistication and rugged outdoor vitality. The ballpark design will showcase the urban skyline with materials drawn from the state's granite and limestone cliffs shaped by ice age glaciers. It will celebrate the beauty of sunny days and starlit nights. And as required, it will shelter the game and fans from unseasonable weather.
The exterior will feature Minnesota-native limestone and echo the look of natural stone formations with gaps or fissures in the stone massing and ledges. These ledges or steps will provide distinctive viewing sections that create inimitable fan experiences. The new ballpark for Minnesota will preserve the state's wonderful baseball tradition and add an exciting new dimension to the quality of life. It will be an inviting landmark and an intimate home for America's great pastime. The New Ballpark for Minnesota will be a defining testament to a team, a state and its people.