Play ball! Twins Target Field opens in lively urban center

August 11, 2010

 

Play ball! Twins Target Field opens in lively urban centerCompleted in time for the opener of the Minnesota Twins' baseball season, the 40,000-seat Target Field sits in a bustling part of Minneapolis. Built on a tight, eight-acre site, the ballpark was designed by Kansas City-based architect Populous to blend in with surrounding infrastructure; pieces of the building, such as the outfield grandstand seating section, were cantilevered over transit lines, creating a more intimate ballpark. An urban sporting center complete with modern stone and glass touches, Target Field is accessible by foot from downtown Minneapolis. The Twins drew a crowd of 32,995 on opening day at their new ballpark, but they lost 8-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals.


 

         
 

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