Target Center Details
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.
What are the best places to sit at the Target Center?
Seating is available in three main sections at the Target Center, Floor, 100, and 200 level. Floor seating can be added for concerts and similar events, and you can see specific charts for events of all types on our seating chart page. For concerts, some recommend sitting on the side of the stadium in sections 109, 110, 111, and 112. This way you have an elevated view and are still fairly close to the stage. The further up you get, however, the harder it is to see the concert stage at the other end.
For Timberwolves or Lynx games, consider sitting in sections 132 or 133 to be behind the home bench, though sections 131 and 111 still offer good views from mid-court.
Target Center Tips and Tricks
Finding parking around the Target Center is easier than some venues. With 25,000 spaces nearby, and the option to reserve discounted parking in advance, this arena won't give you a headache when it comes time to park. For those who want to bike, as is common in Minneapolis, there's a detailed map available here of bike lanes, paths, and racks throughout downtown.
Since the renovation, the layout has changed, including the addition of a skyway entrance on the south side of the building. So, if you haven't been recently, look out for things that are different and be ready for a new Target Center experience.
Target Center Club Areas
There are lots of options for club seating at the Target Center. Spotlight VIP Members receive guaranteed seats at a variety of shows as well as top amenities. TCL Theater Boxes offer a classically elegant experience while the Club TI and the TCL SixOneTwo Lounge provide visitors with a modern, urban feel. At the Lexus Courtside Club, located on 1st Avenue, you'll even find a luxurious club space.