09/18/2008 1:10 PM ET
Twins announce Target Field season ticket relocation and pricing plans
Team unveils season ticket pricing plans for 2009 and 2010
MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins today announced the team's season ticket seat relocation process, which outlines the season ticket holder transition from the H.H.H. Metrodome to Target Field - scheduled to open in 2010. In conjunction with the season ticket relocation plan, the team has also unveiled the season ticket pricing structure for 2009 (the final Metrodome season) and 2010 (the inaugural season at Target Field).
This week, current Twins season ticket holders will receive a comprehensive relocation guide including the most detailed look yet at Target Field. The guide also includes the club's relocation process, the Target Field seating chart, a sun/shade study, a FAQ section and a Target Field-Metrodome comparison.
"The Twins truly appreciate the support we have received year-in-and-year-out from our loyal and dedicated season ticket customers. It's safe to say no group of fans looks forward to the opening of Target Field more than Twins season ticket holders," Twins President Dave St. Peter said. "This season ticket relocation plan is the result of significant market research and MLB best practices and we believe we will transition our most important fans in the fairest way possible."
Season ticket seating priority in Target Field will generally be determined by the four factors listed below in order of importance.
Account Longevity - The number of uninterrupted years a season ticket account status has been maintained
Plan Type -The type of season ticket plan held as of the 2009 season (i.e. Full Season Plan; 41-Game Plan; 20-Game Plan; Flex 40 Plan; Cheap Seats Special)
Account Dollar Value - The total value of season account for the 2009 season
Order Date - The original date of purchase
In conjunction with the announcement of the relocation process, the Twins have unveiled season ticket pricing for both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Cited annually by Team Marketing Report for having one of the American League's lowest average ticket prices, the Twins remain committed to providing fans throughout the region with affordable family entertainment into the new ballpark.
|The season ticket pricing structure for 2009 -- the team's final Metrodome season -- is as follows:|
|Level||Seating Type||Season-Ticket Price||Available Seats|
|LOWER DECK||Dugout Box|| $139||135|
|Diamond View|| $44||2,200|
|Home Run Porch||$19||6,162 |
|UPPER DECK||Box|| $22|| 1,000|
|Club||$20|| 12,393 |
| The Cheap Seats||* $3.09|| 9,083 |
* Full Season Tickets in The Cheap Seats are available at $250
|Looking ahead to 2010, the Twins also announced the seating configuration as well as season ticket prices for Target Field - the 40,000 seat downtown Minneapolis ballpark. The 2010 season ticket pricing structure is as follows:|
|Level||Seating Type||Season-Ticket Price||Available Seats (approx.) |
|MAIN||Champion's Club||$175-$275|| 400|
|Dugout Box|| $69||2,000 |
|Home Plate Box||$50||5,700|
|Diamond Box|| $38||2,800|
|Field Box||$29|| 5,900 |
|Left Field Bleachers|| $18||1,300|
|CLUB||Legend's Club|| $48-$55||2,900 |
|TERRACE||Home Plate Terrace||$29||1,500 |
|Field Terrace||$20||1,300 |
|Home Plate View||$20||4,200|
|OUTFIELD||Home Run Porch Terrace||$22|| 700|
|MEZZANINE ||Home Run Porch View|| $20 ||2,300 |
In addition to the seating sections outlined above, a variety of sections will be available exclusively on a single-game or group-ticket basis. Those include The Pavilion (300 seats); The Overlook (300 seats); the Right Field Bleachers (700 seats); Skyline Deck (1,000 seats); and the Batters Eye (300 seats).
"Few organizations in professional sports have as rich a history as the Twins in providing affordable family entertainment," St. Peter said. "We are confident the new two-year season ticket pricing structure ensures the affordability of Twins baseball as we transition from the multi-purpose Metrodome to one of the most intimate, urban ballparks in America."
Single-game prices for 2009 and 2010 will be released at a later date. For more information on Twins season, group and individual tickets, fans can visit the team's official web site at www.twinsbaseball.com or call 612-33-TWINS or 800-33-TWINS.