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Design Principles

Aerial Overview
Ballpark Design Priniciples
  1. NATURE

    The ballpark will be a celebration of Minnesota's natural beauty

  2. OUTSIDE - IN

    Responding to the outward forces of the city and the site (prescription)

  3. INSIDE - OUT

    A 'form follows function' architectural design (lean and nestled-in)

  4. REGIONAL INSPIRATION

    Inspired by the landscape of the region, the ballpark will echo the look of natural stone with gaps or fissures in the stone massing and ledges

  5. ENTRY BEACONS

    Prows are a direct reflection of the cosmopolitan city at the ballpark's entries

  6. SPECIAL MOMENTS

    Meaningful moments all around the facility with knothole events

  7. MEETING THE GROUND

    Approached by bridges, the design creates wonderful pedestrian experiences

  8. MEETING THE SKY

    Crowned with a glorious canopy that celebrates the beauty of sunny days and starlit nights and shelters the game and fans from unseasonable weather

Target Field Overview

Right Field of Target Field View

The new ballpark for Minnesota will be a cosmopolitan expression of vibrant people and the great natural beauty of their state. It will honor baseball's great traditions and reflect Minnesota's dynamic blend of urban sophistication and rugged outdoor vitality. The ballpark design will showcase the urban skyline with materials drawn from the state's granite and limestone cliffs shaped by ice age glaciers. It will celebrate the beauty of sunny days and starlit nights. And as required, it will shelter the game and fans from unseasonable weather.

The exterior will feature Minnesota-native limestone and echo the look of natural stone formations with gaps or fissures in the stone massing and ledges. These ledges or steps will provide distinctive viewing sections that create inimitable fan experiences. The new ballpark for Minnesota will preserve the state's wonderful baseball tradition and add an exciting new dimension to the quality of life. It will be an inviting landmark and an intimate home for America's great pastime. The New Ballpark for Minnesota will be a defining testament to a team, a state and its people.