Target Field Details
Still in its first decade of operation, Target Field plays host to the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. The park opened in 2010, when the Twins moved from the Hubert H. Humphrey Dome, an indoor venue, to this much more modern outdoor facility. Given the turf and plastic bag-like fences at their previous home, the Twins and their fans surely enjoy a much better experience during home games than they used to.
When Target Field opened, it was immediately lauded as one of the state of the art ballparks in all of Major League Baseball. With amenities like heating around the ballpark for fans who attended games during the many cold days of the year in Minnesota, along with a much more aesthetically pleasing venue, Major League Baseball selected Target Field to be the host of the 2014 All-Star Game. That All-Star Game was won by the American League by a score of 5-3, in what will be remembered as the final All-Star Game of Derek Jeter's storied career.
The Twins have made the playoffs just once since in the Target Field era, in 2010, when the team lost to the Yankees in the ALDS. Minnesota hopes to get back to the level of success they reached in the days of Kirby Puckett and company, to bring some prestige to this young stadium.
Q: What are the best places to sit at Target Field?
A: The single digit seating sections behind home plate and down the lines are the best seats at Target Field due to their proximity to the field. More cost-conscious fans will enjoy the 100s sections just as much, as they are only slightly farther back from the field but can provide an opportunity to save on cost without sacrificing much of the view.
Q: Target Field tips and tricks
A: Gates at Target Field open an hour and a half before game time on Monday-Thursday, and two hours before games on Friday-Sunday. Entering the park an hour and a half before the game is ideal, as it gives fans the chance to catch warmups and some batting practice. There are gates in left field, center field, right field, and behind home plate, so there is sure to be a gate close to wherever you are seated.
Q: Target Field club areas
A: The CATCH club at Target Field is a state of the art club featuring all-inclusive food and beverage, as well as lounge seating and in-seat technological offerings for fans. The Delta Sky360 Club gives fans padded infield seats, as well as a climate-controlled indoor area to enjoy. With seats right behind home plate, the Champions Club is the place to be. Fans can enjoy private entrances, access to game notes and free programs, as well as complimentary high-class dining and drink options.
Q: What makes Target Field unique?
A: The exterior of Target Field is made of limestone, giving it a unique look that no other ballpark can attempt to match. Combined with the glass exterior of the Minnesota Vikings' home venue, Minnesota in certainly on par with any U.S. city when it comes to stylish sports venues.