Target Field officially opened on April 12, 2010 when the Twins hosted the Boston Red Sox. The ballpark is designed to provide fans with an outstanding venue to watch baseball and is a wonderful civic landmark for the city of Minneapolis and the entire state of Minnesota. Target Field features spectacular views of the Minneapolis skyline and superior sight lines from every seat.
Target Field’s 2.5 acres of natural grass is a 4-way blend of Kentucky bluegrass. The sod was grown at Graff’s Turf Farm in Fort Morgan, Colorado in soil that was 90 percent sand to promote quick drainage and minimize rain delays. Before any sod was laid, crews in Minnesota had to build the foundation. They trucked in and leveled about 18,000 tons of sand, gravel and peat. Every batch of mix was tested for consistency so that the sod will grow evenly across the entire playing field. The precise formula was expertly designed to feed the grass and funnel away water.
Seats in Target Field are generally wider and have more leg room than those in the Metrodome. There are more aisles and fewer seats per row. In addition, on days when the weather is less than perfect, fans can take advantage of heated concessions, restrooms, restaurants and lounge areas found on each ballpark level. These areas will allow fans to still watch the game action in a comfortable, climate controlled setting. The ballpark’s canopy – one of the largest in baseball – provides added protection as well.
Tenant: Minnesota Twins (MLB)