Target Field is the home of the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. The stadium is located in downtown Minneapolis, and replaced the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome following the 2009 season. The stadium opened in January of 2010 for daily operations and in April for regular-season baseball games. This is the sixth stadium for the franchise and the third in the state of Minnesota. It is the first stadium built for specifically for the Twins since the team moved in 1961 to the Twin Cities.
The 2010 season was also the first year since 1936 that the Twins did not have to share a stadium with a team from the National Football League. This dates back to when the team was known as the Washington Senators.
The other tenant of Target Field is the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, which has played a handful of games at the stadium since it opened in 2010. The Gophers were the first baseball team to play a game at Target Field. It was a contest against Louisiana Tech on March 27, 2010.
The first MLB regular-season game for the Twins at Target Field was played on April 12, 2010 against the Boston Red Sox. "ESPN The Magazine" named Target Field as the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America the year it opened. This is great news for anyone filling one of its 39,504 seats. Grab your Minnesota Twins tickets and head over to this award winning venue.
The Minnie and Paul logo is featured prominently at the stadium. It is the original logo the Twins used when the franchise was founded. The logo honors the Minneapolis Millers and the St. Paul Saints, two minor league teams that played in the area prior to the Twins arrival. The logo is in center field and it lights up at various points during the game. The logo will light up whenever the Twins score a run. When the Twins hit a home run, the lights flash, the two players in the logo shake hands and the Mississippi River in-between them flows.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Fans wanting to take the train to Target Field can now use the Target Field Station stop for immediate access to the game. Other forms of transportation will also be available at the station, including buses and taxis.
Other public transportation options to Target Field include the METRO Blue Line Light Rail, the Regular Bus Route, the Northstar Commuter Rail and Special Event Buses.
For those fans who wish to drive to the stadium, there are thousands of parking spots right outside of Target Field. I-35 and I-94 are the best options for traveling to and from the stadium.