PRESS RELEASE – For 28 years the St. Paul Saints introduced the baseball world to pigs delivering baseballs to umpires, nuns giving massages to fans, and promotions poking fun at current events, politics, the baseball industry, and oftentimes themselves, all while being an Independent Professional Baseball Club. The Saints “Fun is Good” motto is about to enter center stage on a completely different level. The Saints, in a partnership with the Minnesota Twins, have received an invitation to become the top tier, Triple-A, Minor League affiliate of their Twin Cities neighbor beginning in the 2021 season.
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The Minnesota Twins are looking for a new top farm team, after officially informing the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, International League) that they are out. The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) are the targeted replacement. Read more here.
The NHL announced Wednesday that the Minnesota Wild will play in the 2021 Winter Classic hosted at Target Field on Jan. 1, 2021. The Wild’s opponent, as well as additional details for the Winter Classic, will be provided at a future date. Read more and watch news report here.
As part of the celebration of the 60th season of Major League Baseball in Minnesota, the Twins on Monday unveiled a throwback baby blue alternate uniform for the 2020 season. Read more here.
The Minnesota Twins and Delaware North Sportservice — the team’s exclusive food, beverage and retail partner — have announced Target Field will now offer select concessions at family-friendly prices during the 2019 season. Included in the new pricing will be:
• Schweigert™ Hot Dog – $4
• Nachos – $4
• Soft Pretzels – $4
• Peanuts – $3
• Popcorn – $3
• 16oz Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist – $2
• 12oz Budweiser or Bud Light – $5
The Minnesota Twins unveiled a new alternative home uniform this past week on social media. Read more here.
Bringing a unique element to an essential ballpark staple, the Minnesota Twins today unveiled plans for a new, “living wall” system for the Target Field batter’s eye. The batter’s eye design, which is the first of its kind in Major League Baseball, will enhance the aesthetics of the center field hitter’s backdrop, without compromising playability. Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Minnesota Twins today unveiled plans to reconfigure Gate 34 at Target Field for the 2019 season. The new design will enhance ingress and egress while creating a new must-visit destination for fans inside the revised gate line.
As the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians prepare for a two-game series tonight (4/17) and tomorrow (4/18) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com provides us with a telling glimpse into the ballpark preparations in the seven-month aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island this past September. Read more here.
What’s a hit? Who whiffed? Jay Boller, Emily Cassel, and Keith Harris of the Food & Drink section of CityPages.com scarfed down and rated the rookies with the help of their patented Strikeout!, Walk!, Home Run! System. Read more and view photos here.
In early February, the Elizabethton (TN) City Council voted unanimously to set a February 28th deadline for the Minnesota Twins to commit to an improvement plan for Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie, Appalachian League). At the time, the mayor said that if the deadline isn’t met, Elizabethton leaders would withdraw their offer. Continue reading
In the run up to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis (MN), Simon Beck headed straight for the city’s Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. That’s where he would find a snowy canvas large enough for his art. Read more and watch video here.
The fan experience at Target Field is set to be enhanced yet again, as the Twins announced plans for the creation of Bat & Barrel in right field, which replaces the former Metropolitan Club, as well as expanding the concourse at the entrance near the right-field foul pole between Gates 29 and 34. Read more and watch video here.
Saving those leftover brats, burgers and chicken breasts from Target Field has helped the Minnesota Twins hit gold. The team learned Saturday that Target Field is the first sports facility in the country to receive gold LEED certification for building operations. Read more here.
Ahead of the Minnesota Twins’ Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals on Monday, a local alt-weekly publication takes a look at and ranks the new eats at Target Field. Read more here.
The Minnesota Twins have committed $594,000 for an estimated $2 million improvement plan for Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie, Appalachian League). The rest of the money would need to be matched by the city or donors. The plan is split into three phases, starting with building a new clubhouse, more and improved stadium seating, and turning the current home locker room into the visiting team’s locker room. Read more here.
Officials with the city of St. Paul, the St. Paul Saints (Indy Pro, American Association) and Metro Transit are promoting “railgating” before games at the new Lowertown ballpark, which is a block away from the Green Line’s terminus at Union Depot. For the inaugural home series starting at CHS Field Thursday, Metro Transit will offer free rides two hours before and after Saints games. Read more here.
Every year on April 15 — the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier in 1947 — the baseball world spends a day reinforcing the importance of that legacy by celebrating Jackie Robinson Day. In 1997, Robinson’s No. 42 was retired across all of Major League Baseball in an unprecedented tribute. Today, teams across baseball will be sporting No. 42 jerseys to honor Robinson. Read more here.
This NHL is expected to announced this weekend during the All-Star Game in Columbus (OH) that the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will host outdoor games next season. In addition to football stadiums, outdoor venue options include Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, and Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Read more here and here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Fort Myers Miracle are pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Bush as the team’s new Food and Beverage Director. Continue reading
More additions are coming to Target Field next season, as the Minnesota Ballpark Authority unanimously approved $2.5 million in upgrades to the ballpark Tuesday. Read more and watch videos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Minnesota Twins today unveiled a new primary home uniform, which will be worn starting with the 2015 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Chattanooga Lookouts are pleased to announce that the organization has signed a four-year player development contract with the Minnesota Twins. The partnership with the Twins marks the team’s first affiliation with an American League team since 1987 when the Lookouts were with the Seattle Mariners. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Fort Myers Miracle and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to extend their Player Development Contract for four years, through the 2018 season, as announced on Thursday morning. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rochester Red Wings and Minnesota Twins have announced a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract, maintaining the two clubs’ affiliation through at least the 2016 season. The announcement was made by Twins Executive Vice President and General Manager Terry Ryan, Red Continue reading
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Target Field’s Plaza. Read more and view photos here.
With All-Star Game events now in full swing, the Minnesota Twins and the city of Minneapolis announced on Sunday the relocation of Kirby Puckett Place and Rod Carew Drive from streets next to the Metrodome to streets next to Target Field. Read more and view photo here.
The Minnesota Twins introduced a self-serve beer station at Target Field on Sunday during the game against the New York Yankees. A second station is expected to be added in time for the All-Star Game next week. Read more and view photo here.
The Minnesota Twins have invited everyone to watch USA vs. Portugal live in the FIFA World Cup on the permanent video screen at the new Target Field (light rail) Station at 5:00 p.m. CST Sunday.
With a sizable pregame crowd in attendance, the Minnesota Twins unveiled a brand new statue of mascot T.C. Bear at the Target Field plaza outside of Gate 29 on Sunday morning. Read more here.
Major League Baseball, the Minnesota Twins and Peanuts Worldwide have revealed 10 life-size Peanuts statues that have been positioned in that host area leading up to the July 15 Midsummer Classic at Target Field. Replica statuettes of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Woodstock and the rest of their beloved gang are now available for presale at the MLB.com Shop. Read more and watch video here. View photo here.
On Saturday, May 17, the Minnesota Twins will celebrate the grand opening of Target Field Station – a new urban park, transit station and neighborhood gathering space adjacent to Target Field. Get more information here.
In honor of skipper Ron Gardenhire, the Minnesota Twins are giving away a “Gardy Gnome” to the first 10,000 fans through the gates at Target Field on June 7. Watch promo video here.
The Minnesota Twins held a grand opening of their new 360-degree boardwalk at Hammond Stadium — the team’s spring-training facility in Fort Myers (FL). We love it! View photo gallery here.