Twins Baseball Gets a Facelift
Target Field is the new home of the Minnesota Twins. This innovative ballpark was designed primarily by architectural firm Populous, formerly HOK Sport, the same firm responsible for the designs of Oriole Park and AT&T Park, and promises to revolutionize the fan experience. Located adjacent to the Target Center in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Target Field’s style and attention to fan comfort makes it one of the most spectacular ballparks in the nation.
Reflecting Minnesota pride, Target Field's design seeks to illustrate the state’s “dynamic blend of urban sophistication and rugged outdoor vitality” by relying on design principles that blend nature and style. A particularly striking feature of the ballpark is its exterior, composed of Minnesota limestone and designed to mimic actual geological formations and features. Combine this with decidedly urban prows, and the result is an interesting and visually appealing structure that effectively represents both natural beauty and cosmopolitan chic.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of the new ballpark is its assortment of features designed to provide spectators with an enjoyable experience. Chief among these are wider seats, a 360-degree concourse (providing unobstructed views of the game), heated concession areas, additional restrooms, restaurants and lounges, as well as a canopy to protect fans from inclement weather. In addition, Target Field’s seating bowl is one of the closest in the nation, putting fans in the middle of the action.
Target Field is easily accessible, with 20,000 parking spaces and convenient access to the Hiawatha Light Rail, the Northstar Commuter Rail and the Metro Transit bus system. Target Plaza, the walkway, stretches from the intersection of 1st Avenue and 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis to the new stadium. The walkway features topiaries, canopies, flowers and a wind sculpture, making the trek to Target Field pleasant and relaxing.
With its stylish exterior, innovative features and easy accessibility, Target Field makes Twins games an unforgettable experience, ushering in a new era for America’s favorite pastime.