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‘Twi-Fi’ Lets Twins Fans Share Their Experiences

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A lot of Twins fans were snapping pictures at the home opener Friday, especially at the Tony Oliva statue unveiling. Now, it’s easier to share those pictures.

Last year, high demand made it hard for some people to use their phones at Target Field. Thanks to the Twins Wi-Fi, fans can more easily access the Internet.

Robert Pilot, a fan from St. Paul, decided to try it out after he shot video inside Target Field.

“I uploaded it to Facebook, a video of what’s going on here, and it only took a few seconds,” said Pilot. “It took me just a little while to understand how to connect, but once I connected, it’s awesome.”

However, once the game started, the Wi-Fi fell short.

“Wi-Fi worked before the game when less people here. Now it’s not working,” Brian Kolling tweeted.

Others had trouble with the Wi-Fi, too.

Fortunately for Pilot, the Wi-Fi worked when he wanted to use it.

“I’m sending the pictures to gloat that I’m at a beautiful stadium.” Said Pilot.

Other tech improvements at Target Field include a video board and a 100-foot LED tower in right field — the Twins Tower — which features video, graphics and animation.

For fans who can’t get enough baseball, even when they’re sitting in Target Field seats, well, there’s an app for that. It’s called MLB.com At Bat. It lets fans watch any team anywhere by streaming live games to iPhones and iPads.

Paula Engelking, Producer
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