Negotiations on a new Vikings stadium are winding down, but a new controversy may be heating up.
Violence erupted in downtown Minneapolis early Monday morning, sending four people to area hospitals. Two people were shot, and two others were stabbed in incidents that do not appear to be related. According to police, the overnight violence came right after bar closing, when more than a thousand young people were in the street after an 18-and-up event let out.
After four straight losses that included consecutive shutouts, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire just wanted to see his team put up a fight in Sunday’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In what is being compared to New York City’s Grand Central Station, Minneapolis is getting its very own transit center. The Target Field Transit Center will be an entertainment and sports hub where all things RAIL will connect.
The Minnesota Twins announced their 2014 regular season schedule on Tuesday, one that’s anticipated with Target Field hosting the All-Star Game. The Twins will open the season with two divisional series on the road, heading to Chicago to play the White Sox March 31-April 2.
The Twins played at noon Thursday at Target Field, but the big traffic jam was because the Gophers played that evening at TCF Bank Stadium and The Vikings were also set to kick-off at the Metrodome.
Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. “They were satisfied with where he’s at,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.
More smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes as a less-expensive and less-regulated way to get their nicotine. But they’re still so new, governments and businesses are grappling with how to deal with them. E-cigarettes have a battery-powered heating element that produces vapor rather than smoke. They’re not restricted under Minnesota’s Clean Indoor Air Act, but many businesses – including the Minnesota Twins – are telling customers to put them away.
The Twins’ ballpark was busy this morning — hours before their afternoon game. It was the “finish line” for Fifteen’s 5k, hosted by Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha. Perkins wears jersey No. 15. The race started at the Metrodome and ended 3.2 miles later at home plate at Target Field, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
A couple weeks ago, Tracy and I were privileged enough to go somewhere in Target Field where few people have been. We also talked with Clyde Doepner, the Twins curator and perhaps the biggest Twins fan of all time. Oh, and we brought a couple cameras. Enjoy.
If you’ve ever been to Target Field, you know there’s a lot to see. And a special group of photographers captured those images for the first time Tuesday.
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The official 2014 All-Star Game logo has plenty of Twins-tendencies. Focusing on the iconic ballpark structure that stands within the shadow of downtown Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins’ core colors of navy and red combine on the logo with a blue sky and tan-colored skyline which harkens to the locally quarried limestone used throughout Target Field.
Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation Tour” with the Zac Brown Band set a Target Field record last week with nearly 44,000 fans attending. In 2012, Chesney and Tim McGraw drew more than 42,500 fans to Target Field for their “Brothers of the Sun Tour.”
It took a while, but a spokesperson with Target Field says they are finally making up for the business they lost early in the season.