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- 98%Local Culture
- 91%Budget Travelers
- 75%Family Travelers
- 71%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- Target FieldMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesArt & Design Lovers
For years, baseball games in Minneapolis were confined to a dim, echoing, atroturfed "inflatable toilet" known as the metrodome. But with the construction of Target Field, baseball fans can now cheer on their team in an outdoor stadium like normal human beings. The stadium is gorgeous and easily accessibly via public transit including the light rail. A visit to minneapolis in summer really is not complete without a trip to target field.Recommended for:
- Target FieldMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2
The home of the Minnesota Twins, and easily reachable via light rail so you don't even need to worry about finding parking in downtown Minneapolis or how much you'll pay. It's easy to get to your seats and there is plenty of food options as well.Recommended for:
- Target Field
Ok, I confess I have never actually been here, but I am adding it anyway because my family and friends have gone many times and raved about this new field. If your kids are into baseball, you MUST take them. Best thing is the new field is practically walking distance from the Opera Rehearsal Center!Recommended for:
- Target FieldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
We're gonna win Twins, we're gonna score!
We're gonna win Twins, watch that baseball soar!
Knock out a home-run, shout a hip-hooray!
Cheer for the Minnesota Twins today!
As my brother and I entered Target Field through the Kirby Puckett Gate (#34), I was overcome with emotion as this was the first home outdoor Twins game that I had attended since a was a boy at the old Metropolitan Stadium. If you build it, he will come....
I have been to the Mall of America and sought out the old home plate and the red right field chair, but today's game at the Twins new Warehouse District home was the real deal. Many things within this new Target Field welcomed me. Examples included:
- The representation of the old stadium colours inside the Metropolitan Club
- The flagpole from the old Met Stadium
- The Plaza statues of Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew and Harmon Killebrew.
- Home plate that was also used at the Dome
- The huge, colourful and information packed Main Scoreboard
- Cal Ecker singing the National Anthem.
- The modernized version of the old "Minnie and Paul Shaking Hands" sign (that also lights up after a Twins Home Run)
- A nice view of the City skyline
- The Mankato Limestone touches on top of the Twins Dugout (1st Base Side) and other Stadium areas.
- The wind veil on the adjacent parking lot, that also lights up at night.
- Sales of Local Refreshments including Grain Belt Beer, Food on a Stick, and a Juicy Lucy.
- Watching Kirby the Kestrel Falcon chasing moths and resting on the Right Field Foul Pole.
- AND a chance to have my picture taken with #6 himself, Tony Oliva!
The only thing missing was the old Midwest Federal Tree sign in the outfield and the chance to play catch with my father.
Scott paid $50 each for seats in the upper deck in far right field (Section 303, Row 12, Seats 4 and 5) on Stub Hub since almost all games during this inaugural season are sell outs. Officially, lots of cheap seats are available and the standing room tickets offer really good views. The official capacity for Target Field is 39,504, but with standing room tickets, the paid attendance numbers exceed 40,000. It's also an open air stadium, with grass, no retractable roof, and the opportunity for a real baseball game (and an occasional rain delay).
Actually, there's not really a bad seat in the house, with great site lines, and no more Dome muffle. This is also one of the closest seating stadiums that I have visited (short of Fenway Park). In fact, nearly half of the Target Field Seats are in the infield and nearly that many are located in the lower bowl. My only complaint about this "Band Box" design is that the concourses are very crowded and that getting from A to B in the upper levels is far from linear. However, when you look at the surrounding parking lots, the freeway underneath, and the nearby Arena, I appreciate that the designers of Target Field used almost every available inch of real estate for this Warehouse District location.
But wait, there's more!
- Target Field is Green. Besides the grass turf, they have a rain water recycling system and the Stadium itself is LEED Certified.
- Every entrance to Target Field is accessible to those with disabilities. Those ho are deaf and hard of hearing can read real-time PA announcements on outfield captioning boards. There are also lower counters with braille and large print at all food and beverage concessions.
All in all, this is another great Minnesota Get Together. Oh yes, the Twins beat the White Sox 7-6 in 10 innings!
- Target FieldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9
Great newer stadium located downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for games are inexpensive and the location is great. There is plenty of parking in garages nearby and the bars nearby to go to afterwards are great.
- Target FieldMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
I was able to catch a Twins game when I was on one of my frequent trips to Minnesota. The tram stopped right at the ball park and it was easy to walk up to the ticket office to get a ticket for that night.
The ushers are a bit weird, not allowing people to return to their seats while someone is at bat, explaining that it disrupts the game. The players don't care, and it's never been a problem at any other stadium.
The concessions were fine, but are going the same upscale path other ballparks are taking. I just need peanuts and a hotdog.