By Adam Carter, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you were hoping for Twins season tickets this year, you’re out of luck. The Twins announced Wednesday that they have capped season ticket sales for 2011 at 25,000.

The team said a vast majority of 2010 season ticket holders renewed.

“We had over 96 percent renewal rate this year,” said Kevin Smith, Twins executive director of public affairs. “That’s one of the tops in Major League Baseball.”

With 25,000 season tickets sold, that leaves roughly 14,000 single-game tickets available for the Twins’ 82 Target Field games. Single-game Twins tickets go on sale March 19.

Fans who want a future shot at season tickets are asked to join the ‘On Deck Circle,’ which is a waiting list. You can join that list on the Twins website.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Adam Carter Reports

Comments (6)
  1. MD says:

    What a bad idea it was to fund a public stadium. Look at the thousands of people this stadium draws to downtown for dinner, drinks, parking, etc for 81 nights a year…

    1. Mr. Facetious says:

      MD you are correct. This place barely gets used, nobody wants it and it shows. It looks like the taxpayers will never see their investment come to fruition. Why would we ever try to build a football stadium after seeing Target field fail?

  2. Jeff says:

    Lest we forget the fanfare that went with the metrodome when it first opened. The true test will be ten years down the road when the excitement from the newness of the stadium has worn off. While I don’t personally agree with public funding for sports arenas, I do agree that the downtown area has seen a considerable uptick in business during Twins games. That, combined with 82 home games makes for a stronger argument for economic development than the 8 home games a Viking stadium would bring.

    1. MD says:

      Jeff – You need to understand, it’s not just a “Vikings Stadium”. With a retractable roof, it’ll get numerous other events like the NCAA Tourney games, HS Football, flag football leagues, concerts, probably a Superbowl, etc. I would be that the new football stadium will be used at least 80 times a year also. Before the Dome collapsed, nobody had a clue how much that place was really used. It wasn’t just used for 10 Vikings games a year after the Gophers and Twins got their new digs.
      Would you rather keep bars/restaurants in business or see your taxes increase so we can support all of the unemployed people that used to have jobs in a thriving downtown?

      1. Ralph says:

        MD. The money spent on entertainment by the residents of the local area will get spent regardless.What out of state revenue will come in? A basketball tournament every other year and one Superbowl at some point if they build it large enough. That will never justify 700 million or more of taxpayer money. If nobody had a clue how much the metrodome was used then that would be a clue as to how much revenue it was bringing in. It would be a nice thing to have, but not at that cost.

  3. hunnster77 says:

    Hey if you guys need any tickets, I have Standing Room for a few Twins games, and if they lose any game you go to, I will refund you 15% of your cost!

    you can contact me at

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