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 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
Twins Introduce New Alternative Home Uniforms
The Minnesota Twins unveiled a new alternative home uniform this past week on social media. Read more here.
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Merchandising
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.
A first of its kind in MLB, our batter's eye will get a facelift this season! 🌱More info: https://t.co/UE0zhYMnw9 #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/lVAqRLMFjI
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) January 7, 2019
Filed under Amenities & Features, Field & Turf, Stadium Issues
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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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.
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.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Fun & Atmosphere
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.
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.
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Stadium Issues
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.
Filed under Food & Beverage, Rankings & Attendance
Twins Announce Target Field Improvements
The 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.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
Introducing the Pizza Bloody Mary
Not 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:
Filed under Food & Beverage, Fun & Atmosphere
Coors Field, Target Field in Running for Outdoor NHL Games?
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.
New Destination Bar and More Coming to Target Field
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.
Ballpark Quirks: Target Field’s Plaza
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.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
Puckett, Carew Commemorative Streets Relocated in Time for ASG
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.
Filed under Awards & Recognition
Self-Serve Beer Station Makes Debut at Target Field
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.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Food & Beverage
USA vs. Portugal at Target Field Station
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.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Conference & Events
Twins Unveil New Statue at Target Field
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.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Awards & Recognition
Target Field Station Grand Opening Saturday
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.
A ‘Gardy Gnome’ for Twins Fans on June 7
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.
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
Twins Release 2014 Promo Schedule
The 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.
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
Designated ‘Clean Zones’ for 2014 MLB All-Star Game
A resolution making its way through the Minneapolis City Council would give Major League Baseball veto power over any temporary businesses licenses in three designated “clean zones” in Minneapolis from July 5-20. The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played on July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Read more and view maps here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Conference & Events, Legal
TwinsFest Begins Today at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins’ annual TwinsFest will be held at Target Field starting today. The event will run from January 24-26. And yes, folks, the logo is very representative of the sub-zero weather we are having in Minnesota right now. Read more here.
Hennepin County Pumps Up Transit Development Near Target Field
Hennepin County (MN) has approved a plan to add a 64,000-square-foot public plaza with a jumbo display screen, retail stores, office space, and parking to the $79.3 million rail hub being built next to Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Read more and view renderings here and here. View more renderings here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Design & Construction
As Twins Struggle in the Win Column, So Do Area Businesses
The disappointing performance by the Minnesota Twins on the field has translated into lower attendance numbers at Target Field and fewer patrons at area businesses like bars and restaurants. Read more here.
Filed under Money & Financials, Rankings & Attendance
Twins Unveil Logo for 2014 MLB All-Star Game
Major League Baseball, the Minnesota Twins and the Twin Cities held a ceremony this afternoon at Target Field to unveil the official logo for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Read more here. View events schedule here.
Filed under Branding & Marketing
Target Field Debt to Be Paid Off Early
Taking advantage of a stable revenue stream and low interest rates, Hennepin County (MN) has prepaid $31.3 million of variable-rate debt on Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. As a result, the stadium could be paid off five or 10 years earlier and save taxpayers $53.7 million in interest. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Twins, Target Field Awarded 2014 MLB All-Star Game
As expected, Major League Baseball announced today that the Minnesota Twins and Target Field will host the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Read more and view announcement here.
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Conference & Events
Economic Impact of Target Field Dips
Tax revenues associated with Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, are down in season three, while economists continue to grapple with determining the true economic impact of the new downtown ballpark. That said, it’s no suprise to see the financial numbers tail off a bit, as the newness and novelty of the stadium wear off. Read more here.
Filed under Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
New Food Items at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins have unveiled a number of new food items at Target Field for 2012, including a 10-ounce cheese-stuffed meatball straight from Valentini’s Supper Club in the Iron Range (Chisolm and Duluth). Deep-fried pickle chips with a side of ranch dressing and the Bacon Sloppy Joe are also new tasty delights. Read more and view photos here.
‘Interchange Project’ on Deck for Target Field
Hennepin County (Minneapolis, MN) plans to spend $67 million on the Interchange Project, which will include a bigger promenade near the stadium’s light rail stops to help alleviate fan log jams. The expanded plaza will allow for separate platforms for the current and future rails lines. Read more here. View stadium map here.
Sanford Health Sign to Come Down
The Minnesota Twins cried foul when a big advertising sign for Sanford Health was put up last year on the side of Target Center, home of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, in full view of the stands at the new Target Field. The sign is now scheduled to come down on October 31, as Target Corp. secured control of the external wall (ad) space when it renewed its arena naming rights deal in September. We Continue reading
Filed under Money & Financials, Sponsorships & Advertising
Target Field Wins National Design Award
Target Field, the second-year home of the Minnesota Twins, has been named “Sports Facility of the Year” by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily. The stadium was designed by Kansas City-based Populous. Read more here.
Historic Target Field Finally Gets Upgrades
Okay, so Target Field is barely out of diapers, and already we are taking about $4 to $6 million in improvements to enhance the fan experience. Most notable, beginning the 2011 season, fans will be able to enjoy free wi-fi (aka “TwiFi”) access, a new giant video board, and a nifty 100-foot-tall LED-illuminated tower to display…um…stuff. Read more and view rendering here.
Selig: Target Field ‘Magnificent’
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig was in Minneapolis on Thursday for a meeting of major league team owners. Not surprisingly, he had great things to say about the new Target Field, which is a far cry from the threats of contraction from a few years back. Of course, Selig “always believed the team would survive in the Twin Cities.” Read more here.