Target Field, named after the Target Corporation retail chain, is home to the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. With a natural grass playing surface and a relatively small seating capacity of 39,504, Target Field is a very intimate setting for viewing a baseball game. Look at the Target Field seating chart for details about the seats for Twins home games.
The Twins have not played outdoor baseball since 1981, but at Target Field, they will do just that. The ballpark lies in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most of the seats provide the fans with spectacular views of the downtown skyline. The dominant theme of the ballpark’s exterior is the gold-colored Minnesota limestone that presents a very handsome and sophisticated image to the fans as they walk up to the ballpark entrances. In their first big-league game at Target Field, the Twins hosted the Boston Red Sox on April 12, 2010.
The main entrance to Target Field is Target Plaza, located in right field. This is a 2-acre public space with benches and a row of nine, 40-foot high metal frames shaped like baseball bats. Shrubbery grows inside each of these frames. The part of Target Plaza that fans find most interesting is the 1,500-pound “Golden Glove,” a baseball glove that serves to honor all of the Twins players who have won the Gold Glove award. There is a plaque in front of the glove that lists the names of the players who have won the award over the years. The glove is so large that three or four average size fans can sit in its pocket at the same time. This scene is a great photo opportunity for many fans.
The Twins celebrate a home run with the “Minnie and Paul” structure in center field. This colorful structure is 46 feet high, and features two players who represent the minor league teams that played in Minneapolis and St. Paul before the Twins came to town. When a Twins player hits a home run, “Minnie and Paul” light up, and the two players shake hands while the Mississippi River starts flowing between them.
Fans who want to get close to the action at Target Field should consider sitting in either the Champion Club seats or the Dugout Box seats. Champion Club seats are at field level in sections seven to ten behind home plate. Dugout Box seats are also at field level in sections one to six down the first base line and sections 11 to 17 down the third base line.
The many concession stands throughout Target Field serve tasty food that can satisfy the appetite of most any fan. However, the Mill City Grill at sections 105, 118 and 319 is serving the Murray’s steak sandwich which was previously available only at Murray’s steakhouse, a popular Minneapolis restaurant since 1946. The Twins are proud of their association with Murray’s, and they have made the Murray’s steak sandwich the featured menu item at Target Field. Another Minneapolis food supplier, the Franklin Street Bakery, makes the roll for the steak sandwich.