Built on an 8-acre plot of land, nestled into downtown Minneapolis Target Field offers the modern amenities fans expect with a hat tip to Minnesota’s surprisingly vast baseball history. The Twins shared their home with the Minnesota Vikings for 49 years before moving in to the modern open-air ballpark in 2010. Target Field’s unique features include the Minnie and Paul celebration sign in CF and a Rain Water Recycle System that captures, conserves, and reuses rain water.
May 23, 2010: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes and one of the finest ballparks in Major League Baseball. Target Field made its debut in 2010 and ushered in a return to open-air baseball for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins’ previous home, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, was a multipurpose indoor stadium with a sterile feel. Despite being low on the ballpark rankings, the Metrodome’s Teflon roof and rabid fan base provided the Twins a home field advantage throughout their 1987 and 1991 World Series runs, winning all eight home games. During my visit to the Metrodome in 2005, I was surprised by the amount of fans I spoke to who wanted the Twins to move to an open-air ballpark, one that did not include a retractable roof. That’s Minnesota tough. [Read more…]