After a good run of 28 seasons at the HHH Metrodome, the Minnesota Twins have finally been granted their own ballpark. The Target Field was open for business on March 27, 2010 and kicked off with a college baseball game between the University of Minnesota Gophers and Louisiana Tech. The Target Field is the sixth field the Twins have played on since their franchise was established and the first to be built specifically for the team. The Minnesota Twins were finally given their shot at the new field when they took on the Boston Red Sox on April 12, 2010.
To accommodate the thousands of fans pining for a new, open-air ballpark in Minnesota, the Target Field was built to a capacity of almost 20 thousand people. Located in the Warehouse District of Downtown Minneapolis, the Target Field is easily accessible by the light rail. The architecture firm of Populous was called upon to design this new Twins field, since they had such great success with their PNC Park in Pittsburgh and the AT&T Park in San Francisco.
In order to honor the great legends of Minnesota Twins history, each gate is numbered after a retired number worn by outstanding players in the MLB. With tributes to greats like Jackie Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and Kirby Puckett, the Target Field has a truly a wonderful feel permeating throughout its walls. The Target Field also features a few Minnesota "local" touches, such as food on a stick at a State Fair Foods stand and Jucy Lucy cheeseburgers.
The Minnesota Twins history and talent runs deep into the heart of Twins fans. Target Field tickets are going to be hard to find for years to come, so buy them soon or you may miss out on your chance. So see the Minnesota Twins, purchase your Target Field tickets today!