03/17/2010 7:44 PM ET
Twins Announce Plans for Target Field World Premiere
Event and auction provide once-in-a-lifetime access to Target Field
MINNEAPOLIS (March 15, 2010) - The Minnesota Twins today announced plans to host the Target Field World Premiere on Saturday, April 10 at Target Field. This limited-ticket event will celebrate the Twins return to outdoor baseball and showcase the team's new ballpark including several exclusive locations that will not typically be accessible to the public.
The festivities will include exclusive guided tours of Target Field, dining on fine fare, appearances by Twins legends, live music and much more. The event will provide guests with a great opportunity to experience previously unseen wonders of Target Field.
All proceeds benefit the Twins Community Fund, the Library Foundation of Hennepin County, and the Hennepin County Medical Center Hennepin Health Foundation.
"The Minnesota Twins are thrilled to reveal our stunning and soon-to-be classic new ballpark during the Target Field World Premiere," said Patrick Klinger, Twins Vice-President of Marketing. "This one-time only event is will give attendees a major league experience and unique access to virtually every area of the ballpark."
The Target Field World Premiere is open to the public with two options for ticket purchases. The exclusive MVP level includes a pre-event reception with exclusive entertainment, hosted bar and special food tastings.
Tickets are $750 and limited. All-Star tickets are $225 and include a behind-the-dugouts tour and dining on classic ball park fare. In addition, all ticket holders can bid on one-of-a-kind items to be redeemed this evening, such as an opportunity to hit against legendary pitcher Jack Morris. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit twinsbaseball.com/worldpremiere.
About Target Field
Target Field, one of America's most urban ballparks, is located in the historic Warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis. Designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport) with Mortenson Construction serving as construction manager, the 39,504 seat ballpark is slated for completion prior to Opening Day 2010 at a construction cost of $440 million. 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 twinsbaseball.com/newballpark.
About the Twins Community Fund
Established as a nonprofit organization in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through and association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of directors representative of the Upper Midwest. Target, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Best Buy, U.S. Bank and Delta Air Lines are Cornerstone Partners; contributing annually to the Twins Community Fund. For more information or to make a contribution, visit twinsbaseball.com/community.