In addition to the photos I took of the Ballpark out at the doubleheader on Tuesday, I also took some photos of Jerryland, which is being built next door. The panoramic shot posted above was actually four jpgs I stitched together to make what you see. I took them standing at the back of the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark which was right on the other side of Mark Holtz lake. For those of you who had any doubt, this definitely qualifies as a “next door” neighbor. If you’ve ever been to Baltimore or Pittsburgh and seen games there, then this will feel the same. If you stand in Oriole Park, and look out the upper concourse across the parking lot, you can see the Ravens stadium. Same in Pittsburgh. Stand at PNC Park, and you can see the Steelers’ home (Heinz Field) on the far side of the parking lot.
Jerryland and The Ballpark in Arlington are separated by more than just a parking lot – but not much more. I hope that when it’s all done, they won’t put things inbetween like buildings that will block the view. My guess is Jerry won’t want people to not be able to see Jerryland from the Ballpark anyway, and that’s unlikely to happen. :)
The shot below was taken where my seat was, which was the last row in Section 326 behind home plate. I did zoom in a bit, but not much – the place is pretty darned close.