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Target Field: What you need to know to make it a great day

Dominique Orona
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Target Field is one of the most underrated stadiums in Major League Baseball, offering fans some outstanding views, excellent food options and great baseball. Before traveling to watch the Minnesota Twins at their home park, here’s everything you must know about Target Field.

Where is Target Field? 

Target Field is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The address is 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Who plays at Target Field?

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The Minnesota Twins play at Target Field. 

When was the Target Field built?

The Target Field was built on April 12, 2010.

Does Target Field have a roof?

Target Field was built without a roof. It is an open stadium.

What is the capacity of Target Field?

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The capacity at Target Field is 39,504, which is the number of seats they have at the stadium. 

Is the Target Field cashless?

Target Field encourages having cashless payments, so they advise having your debit or credit card handy.

How far is the Mall of America from Target Field?

The Mall of America is about fifteen minutes away from Target Field.

Can you tailgate at Target Field?

Unfortunately, you can’t tailgate at Target Field. We suggest that if you want to pre-game before heading to the stadium, there are plenty of bars near the field. 

How much is parking at Target Field?

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There are several options for parking in downtown Minneapolis including 7,000 spaces adjoining Target Field in the ABC and Hawthorne ramps and nearly 25,000 parking spaces in parking lots/ramps throughout downtown. Game day parking options for Target Field event attendees in Ramps A and B for the price of $14 and the Hawthorne Ramp at the cost of $12. 

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What bars are close to Target Field? 

There are a few bars that are within walking distance to Target Field. We have listed all the bars you can pre-game at since you can’t tailgate. 

What time do the gates open at Target Field?

The Target Field gates open one hour before the scheduled first game for all Monday-Thursday evening games, One and half hours before the scheduled first games for weekday afternoon games, and two hours before the scheduled first game for all Friday-Sunday games.

Can you watch batting practice before the game at Target Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Target Field. It can vary, but most MLB teams typically start batting practice two and a half hours before game time. Batting practice lasts about 45 minutes per team. 

What can you bring to Target Field?

If you want to bring something inside the Target Field, it can only be soft-sided containers and bags 16”x16”x8” or smaller bags are allowed into Target Field. Coolers and bags of any size with hard sides are not permitted inside the ballpark.  

What to eat at Target Field

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Target Field has spectacular options to grab a bit to eat. We have listed the places you can grab food and their sections. 

  • Bub’s Gourmet Aussie Pies, Section 126 
  • Mac’s Fish, Section 126 
  • Roots for the Home Team, Section 101 
  • La Tapatia, Section 109 
  • We Are Nuts, Section 126
  • Upcycle Foods, Section 126
  • Blue Door Pub, Gate 34 
  • Soul Bowl, Section 112
  • Turkey To Go, Section 114
  • Hot Indian, Section 122

What hotels are close to Target Field? 

A few hotels are close to Target Field if you want to stay close to the Field. These are the closest options to Target Field: