The Target Center is a multi-purpose events arena located in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Built in 1990, the Target Center has since hosted over 5,000 different events, becoming a beloved feature of downtown Minneapolis' vibrant sports and entertainment district. The Target Center has welcomed 35 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, including Prince and Bob Dylan.
Target Center is also the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the four-time WNBA world champions, the Minnesota Lynx. In 2011, The Target Center hosted the first games of the 2011 WNBA Finals, which the Minnesota Lynx went on to win, defeating the Atlanta Dream.
In addition to housing these two teams, the Target Center hosts a wide variety of other events, including concerts and private events. It's even been the site of a few political events, like Gov. Jesse Ventura's inaugural People's Celebration in 2016 and Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic in 2008, cementing its position as an important part of the city's cultural and social life.
It echoes the surrounding culture in other ways as well. As a leader in environmentally conscious event spaces, the Target Center became the first arena in North America to install a green roof in 2009. It's the 5th largest extensive green roof in the nation and captures nearly one million gallons of stormwater to prevent drainage into the Mississippi River. The arena's management has also shown itself to be quite health conscious, banning smoking and tobacco ads before many other arenas.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the Target Center got a major renovation, totaling $140 million and touching "every surface" of the Center's structure. From upholstered seats to new aesthetic features such as a basketball net chandelier in the atrium, the new Target Center is a luxury sports or entertainment experience.
Frequently Asked Questions About Target Center Events and Tickets
What events are at Target Center?
Target Center is primarily used as the home of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. However, Target Center does host other concerts and events. See full Target Center schedule above.
How much are tickets at Target Center?
Target Center ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Target Center tickets can be found for as low as $21.00, with an average price of $117.00 but can vary depending on the event.
Where is Target Center?
Target Center is located at 600 North 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
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