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Minnesota Twins Announce Target Field Enhancements for 201111/10/2010 11:17 AM ET
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Minnesota Twins Announce Target Field Enhancements for 2011 Enhancements aimed at improving experience and ballpark aesthetics for all fans
The Minnesota Twins in conjunction with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, POPULOUS, Oslund & Associates and Mortenson Construction, today announced a series of enhancements to Target Field, all of which will be in place for the 2011 baseball season. Already cited for the Best Stadium Experience in all professional sports by ESPN The Magazine, the Twins continue to maintain Target Field as one of America's best sporting venues.
"Dating back to the original design process and underscored throughout the Inaugural 2010 season, the Twins remain focused on enhancing the overall game-day experience for all fans; ensuring the ballpark's beauty, connectivity and symmetry with the surrounding neighborhood, city and region; and celebrating the wonderful heritage and tradition of Twins baseball," said Jerry Bell, President of Twins Sports Inc.
With those filters in mind, the Twins will be making the following ballpark enhancements, which will be in place for the 2011 Major League season.
Additional Scoreboard/Twins Tower
Additional Radiant Heat
Additional Kasota Stone
Enhanced Technology -- WiFi /Cell Phone Coverage
Enhancements to Target Plaza
"The Minnesota Twins organization is incredibly grateful for the unparalleled support from our fans throughout the 2010 season," said Jim Pohlad, Twins Owner and CEO. "The excitement across Twins Territory reached new heights thanks largely to a special group of players and the opening of Minnesota's new ballpark - Target Field. The Twins organization truly appreciates the record-breaking support and would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to each and every fan."
"We are excited about the team adding these great new features to the ballpark before the start of next season," said Steve Cramer, Chair of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority. "These investments underscore the Twins commitment to maintaining a first-class facility and delivering a first-rate game day experience."
ABOUT TARGET FIELD
Target Field, one of America's most urban ballparks, is located in the historic Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis. ESPN The Magazine has ranked Target Field as the best stadium experience in all professional sports in North America. Designed by POPULOUS with Mortenson Construction serving as construction manager, the 39,504 seat ballpark was completed prior to Opening Day 2010 at a construction cost of $440 million. In 2006, the Minnesota Ballpark Authority (MBA) was created to oversee the design, construction, and operation of the ballpark. The MBA owns the ballpark site and the facility on behalf of the public.The Twins and Target Corporation announced a historic 25-year naming agreement for Target Field and Target Plaza on September 15, 2008. For more information on Target Field visit www.twinsbaseball.com/targetfield.
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