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TARGET FIELD: Minnesota Twins
After years sharing the Metrodome with the Minnesota Vikings the Twins finally got their own stadium in Target Field when it opened in ‘10.
Although there were plenty of great memories left behind at the Metrodome, baseball fans in the Twin Cities were ecstatic to see Target Field open its doors. Built at a cost of $545 million, Target Field is one of the newest ballparks in Major League Baseball. It was recently ranked as the #1 baseball stadium experience by ESPN The Magazine. Minnesota is certainly not known for its warm climates in the spring and Target Field was built without a retractable roof, so be prepared to brave the elements if you plan on catching a game in the early part of the season.
There are many distinct features that separate Target Field from its counterparts. One of the things that fans notice first is the limestone used on the right field wall, all of which came from Kasota, Minnesota. The ballpark also features numbered admission gates which honor Twins legends like Harmon Hillebrew, Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew, and others. Inside the stadium there are three bars including The Town Ball Tavern, Hrbek’s (named for former Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek), and the Twin Pubs, located in the upper concourse directly behind home plate.
The Minnesota Twins have struggled over the last several seasons after dominating the AL Central for a stretch in the mid 2000’s, but that hasn’t stopped fans from flocking to Target Field. Despite weak showings on the field over the last several seasons, Target Field has remained in the top half of attendance for big league clubs. With plenty of attractions for fans of all ages and one of the most beautiful venues in all of sports, its easy to see why.
Year Built: 2010
‘12 attendance: 34,275 per game; 2,776,354 total
Dimensions: 339 to left, 377 to left-center, 411 to center, 365 to right-center, 328 to right
Hotels Nearby: TownePlace Suites Minneapolis Downtown, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown
Thrill of victory: Apr. 12, 2010: The Minnesota Twins collected a win in their first ever game in their new home defeating the Boston Red Sox by a score of 5-2. Veteran starter Carl Pavano earned the win for the Twins, Jon Rauch the save, and Jon Lester took the loss for the Sox. Minnesota’s Jason Kubel recorded the first home run in the history of Target Field, hitting it off Scott Atchinson in the 7th inning.
Agony of defeat: Oct. 7, 2010: Although it didn’t clinch the series for the New York Yankees, the Twins home loss in Game 2 of the ALDS did put them in a nearly insurmountable hole. New York’s Phil Hughes shut down the Twins in front of over 50,000 screaming fans, winning by a final score of 6-1. The Yankees would go on to win Game 3 at home and sweep the Twins, moving on to the American League Championship Series.
Tigers Ticket Tips: Like most newer stadiums, you’ll be hard pressed to find a bad seat at Target Field. Whether you want to pay a little more and sit in Dugout Box Seats or you’re looking for a bit more economical seats like the Home Run Porch in left field there are plenty of options. Fans have raved about their experiences at Target Field, often calling it the best stadium in baseball. Just be sure to book your seats early because you never know when the Twins might sell out against teams like the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees.