Skip to main content

Baseball celebration on deck


Minnesotans are a hardy lot, and that’s a good thing considering an “outdoor” ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 13, for the dedication of Target Plaza at Target Field. The plaza is a walking bridge and a public space that connects Target Field to downtown Minneapolis and is intended to serve as a gathering place for pre- and post-game activities. Some of the features include nine 40-foot baseball bat-inspired topiaries, an oversized bronze baseball glove, the Twins Tradition Wall, legend statues, Twins Hall of Fame pennants, a Minnesota baseball history monument and a wind-powered wall installation called the “The Wave” designed by artist Ned Kahn.

Agrand opening and dedication event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Target plans to bring a taste of summer to the plaza with a warm weather-inspired outdoor festival including music, interactive activities and food for the entire family. March may not be the ideal time for an outdoor event in Minneapolis considering the weather could range from the  low single digits to a relatively balmy 50 degrees, but the timing is driven by the fact that March 13 is the first day single game tickets for the Minnesota Twins go on sale for the inaugural season at Target Field.

This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds