A transit friendly sports edifice? Which planet is this?


As a woebegone fan of the Oakland Athletics, I follow a blog called New A’s Ballpark. In recent days, the blogger has been reporting on visits to major league ballparks around the country, and today’s entry is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the city’s new field has drawn rave reviews in this, its first season. As you read, think about Louisville’s new arena … and where you’ll be parking, in the absence of thoughtfulness about transit options.

Day 11: Target Field

Target Field may be the most transit-friendly ballpark in the nation. It was designed as both a ballpark and a transit hub, with a light rail station alongside it, a commuter rail station underneath it, and weatherproof bus platforms adjacent to it. It’s an extremely clever and convenient arrangement, which paid off for me in a big way.