The Target Center is a downtown Minneapolis basketball arena. Both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx play their regular season schedule at the Target Center. The Target Center opened on October 13, 1990 and was originally built and owned by the Timberwolves. Target Center cost $104 million and 27 months to construct. It takes us 1.5 square blocks in downtown Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first season in the Metrodome in 1989-9 before moving into the Target Center Minneapolis. The Timberwolves then moved into the Target Center on October 16, 1990. The Target Center underwent renovation in 2004, when the arena had all 19,006 Target Center seats replaced to fit the Timberwolves team colors better. The lower bowl of the Target Center was also re-configured to make it more comfortable. The Target Center is connected to downtown Minneapolis skyways so fans can park in surrounding ramps and not have to walk outside in the harsh Minnesota winters. Target Center Tickets have been a hot sell since the opening in 1990!
Target Center seating varies by event. For Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx games, the seating is 20,500. For hockey and arena football games, the seating in the Target Center is 17,500. Center-staged concerts seat 19,500 and end-stage concerts seat 13,000-19,000.
A myriad of events is often on the Target Center schedule for any given year. The Target Center hosts the Minnesota State High School Boy's and Girl's State Basketball Tournament every year in March. The Target Center also hosted the 1994 NBA All-Star game and the 1995 NCAA Women's Final Four. Target Center also does non-sporting events, like Sesame Street Live, Cirque Du Soleil and Disney on Ice.
Arena rock groups also frequent the Target Center. Bands like Guns N' Roses, Nickelback and Motley Crue have all been the Target Center schedule and a Target Center concert is a memorable event. If you have tickets and are planning on seeing a premier event in Minneapolis, odds are it's at the versatile Target Center. Target Center Tickets go fast!
The Target Center is located in Minneapolis Minnesota and plays host to great Minneapolis concerts and NBA Minnesota Timberwovles games. Buy Target Center tickets today or just check out the Target Center Schedule.