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Twins Drop Triple-A Rochester, Look to Affiliatize Independent Professional St. Paul Saints

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.

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Target Field to Host NHL’s 2021 Winter Classic

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.

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Twins Bring Back Baby Blues

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.

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Twins Introduce Family-Friendly Concessions Pricing

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

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Twins Introduce New Alternative Home Uniforms

The Minnesota Twins unveiled a new alternative home uniform this past week on social media.  Read more here.

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Living Wall Coming to Target Field

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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Minnesota Twins Announce Ballpark Enhancements for 2019 Season

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.

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MLB Returns to Puerto Rico, Mock Talks Impact of Hurricanes

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.

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Ranking the New Food Items at Target Field

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.

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Are the Elizabethton Twins Truly in Jeopardy?

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

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Snowshoe Art at Target Field

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.

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Bat & Barrel, Expanded Concourse Coming to Target Field

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.

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Target Field Greenest Sports Facility in America

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.

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Ballpark Authority Votes to Restrict Use of It’s Target Field Suite

The Minnesota Ballpark Authority voted Thursday to change how it uses the publicly owned suite at Target Field given the uproar over the use of two publicly owned luxury suites during the inaugural season at U.S. Bank Stadium last year.  Read more here.

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Ranking Target Field’s New Food Items

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.

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Audit Will Force Changes to Ballpark Authority’s Suite Use at Target Field

Minnesota Twins LogoThe chair of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority — the five-member board that oversees Target Field — said she will meet with state next week to review the use of an authority-controlled suite at the stadium.  Read more here.

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Minnesota Ballpark Authority Takes Wait-and-See Approach in Wake of MFSA Scandal

minnesota-ballpark-authorityThey aren’t the subject of an investigation, but the board of another publicly owned stadium in Minneapolis is keeping an eye out for the results of an ongoing state audit.  Read more here.

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Minnesota Twins Offer Funding for Rookie-Level Ballpark Improvements

Elizabethton Twins LogoThe 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.

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Twins Announce Target Field Improvements

Minnesota Twins LogoThe Minnesota Twins announced Monday the biggest renovation of Target Field to date with a new multi-level section in center field called CATCH that will be ready for the 2016 season.  Read more here.  View video and renderings here.

Minnesota Twins Minnie and Paul Catch

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Light Rail Will Allow Fans to ‘Railgate’ Between Twins and Saints Games

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoOfficials 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.

Target Field to St. Paul Union Depot map, screen shot from MetroTransit.org.

Target Field to St. Paul Union Depot map, screen shot from MetroTransit.org.

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Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day 4.15.14Every 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.

No. 42 jerseys, Portland Sea Dogs Facebook graphic

No. 42 jerseys, Portland Sea Dogs Facebook graphic

No. 42 jerseys, Minnesota  Twins Facebook photo

No. 42 jerseys, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

 

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Introducing the Pizza Bloody Mary

Minnesota Twins LogoNot to be outdone by last year’s introduction of the Bigger, Better Burger Bloody Mary for the Hrbek’s Pub menu at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, now comes the College Daze Bloody Mary and other tasty eats below:

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Coors Field, Target Field in Running for Outdoor NHL Games?

Colorado Rockies LogoMinnesota Twins LogoThis 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.

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Bush Hired to Oversee Food and Beverage Operations at Renovated Hammond Stadium

Ft. Myers Miracle LogoPRESS 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

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New Destination Bar and More Coming to Target Field

Minnesota Twins LogoMore 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.

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Twins Unveil New 2015 Home Uniforms

Minnesota Twins LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Minnesota Twins today unveiled a new primary home uniform, which will be worn starting with the 2015 season. Continue reading

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Twins, CenturyLink Strike Spring Training Naming Rights Deal

Minnesota Twins LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Minnesota Twins and CenturyLink today announced an expansion of their long-standing, multi-faceted partnership, which will now include naming rights for the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla. now known as the Lee County Sports Complex. Since its inception in 1991, the newly-named CenturyLink Sports Complex remains the year- Continue reading

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Lookouts, Twins Announce Four-Year Player Development Agreement

Minnesota Twins LogoChattanooga_LookoutsPRESS 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

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Twins, Miracle Extend PDC

Minnesota Twins LogoFt. Myers Miracle LogoPRESS 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

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Red Wings, Twins Extend PDC

Rochester Red Wings New Primary LogoMinnesota Twins LogoPRESS 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

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Ballpark Quirks: Target Field’s Plaza

Sports IllustratedMinnesota Twins LogoIn 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.

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Puckett, Carew Commemorative Streets Relocated in Time for ASG

Minnesota Twins LogoWith 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.

Minnesota Twins Puckett and Carew Streets from Facebook

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Self-Serve Beer Station Makes Debut at Target Field

Minnesota Twins LogoThe 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.

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USA vs. Portugal at Target Field Station

Minnesota Twins LogoThe 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.

Target Field Station, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

Target Field Station, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

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Twins Unveil New Statue at Target Field

Minnesota Twins LogoWith 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.

Unveiling the new T.C. Bear statue, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

Unveiling the new T.C. Bear statue, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

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Twins Unveil All-Star Game Peanuts Statues

Minnesota Twins 2014 MLB All-Star Game LogoMajor 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 ShopRead more and watch video hereView photo here.

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Target Field Station Grand Opening Saturday

Minnesota Twins LogoOn 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.

Minnesota Twins Target Field Station Grand Opening

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A ‘Gardy Gnome’ for Twins Fans on June 7

Minnesota Twins LogoIn 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.

Minnesota Twins 2014 Promos and GiveawaysMinnesota Twins Gardy Gnome 6.7.14

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Twins Unveil New 360-Degree Boardwalk at Hammond Stadium

Minnesota Twins LogoThe 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.

New 360 boardwalk around Hammond Stadium, Minnesota Twins Facebook page

New 360 boardwalk around Hammond Stadium, Minnesota Twins Facebook page

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Twins Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Minnesota Twins Minnie and Paul LogoThe Minnesota Twins have released their promotion schedule for 2014.  Rather than turning to the Twins website for the details, we’ll let the Twinkie Town blogger tell the story.  Read more here.

Minnesota Twins 2014 promo graphic, Twins Facebook page

Minnesota Twins 2014 promo graphic, Twins Facebook page

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