Minneapolis - Target Field, USA


Minneapolis - Target Field, USA
Address: Bat & Barrel
Minneapolis - Target Field, USA

Minneapolis - Target Field, USA

Target Field - Wikipedia

Early plans (1994-1999). [edit]. Warehouse District site identified in 2000[edit]. [edit]. Committees, competition and contraction (2000-2002][edit]. Evolving deals (2003-2005)[edit]. Success (2006) [edit]. Land dispute (2007)[edit]. LEED Certification [edit]. Non-baseball events[edit]. College football[edit]. Twins bars and restaurants[edit].

Target Field is a baseball venue in downtown Minneapolis' historic warehouse district. The stadium was opened in 2010 and has been home to the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball since then. The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held at the stadium. [13] The stadium has also been the venue for other regional and local baseball events.

Open-air ballpark. Originally designed for baseball, it's been used to host football, soccer and hockey games as well as concerts.

ESPN The Magazine ranked Target Field the best baseball stadium in North America in 2010. [14]

Target Field is the sixth Minnesota Twins/Senators ballpark and the third for the franchise. The Twins played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for 28 seasons, while they also played at Metropolitan Stadium for 21 years. The Twins shared the Metrodome and facilities with the Minnesota Vikings football team, as well as the Metrodome with University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football club.

Construction cost $435 million. $175 million was paid to the Twins, $260 million by Hennepin County through a 0.15% countywide sales tax. The county, Target Corporation ($4.5million), Target Corporation ($20million), Hennepin County ($0.15% county-wide sales tax) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation ($3.5million) each paid $120 million for infrastructure costs. This brought the total project cost to US$555 millions. [15]