On this hallowed New Stadium Day, a look back to the old beloved Met. I found these pictures in a family album. The year is 1961.

Ample parking! Arbitrary color scheme! 

The field:

Early evening game? Seems so, from the shadows and the sky. A detail of the scoreboard:

NSP, Grain Belt, Gluek's - that's as Twin-Cities as it gets. And I do believe that's Reddy Kilowatt on the board, too. 

One more: a postcard I bought last weekend. 

Much mourned. Do we have it better now? Absolutely.