MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Due to ongoing repairs needed at the Metrodome — and a completion date no sooner than March — the Minnesota Twins have announced it’s moving TwinsFest 2011 to the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.

The team said the event will still be held on Jan. 28-30, as originally scheduled.

“While it is unfortunate that we cannot hold TwinsFest at the Metrodome, Twins fans will certainly enjoy what we have planned at the National Sports Center,” said Dave St. Peter, Twins President in a released statement. “The signature aspects of TwinsFest will remain unchanged with strong player participation, the region’s largest sports collectible show and fan interactives with all proceeds benefiting the youth baseball and softball programs of the Twins Community Fund.”

“As we look forward to the event, the entire Twins family appreciates the support of the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission and the National Sports Center staff for their collective support and partnership in working to accommodate this significant event on such short notice,” he continued.

The move means TwinsFest tickets will be limited, compared to recent years, because of the smaller venue. Fans are encouraged to secure tickets in advance to the event, as it is expected to sell out.

Ticket are available on the team’s website, by calling (612) 33-TWINS (89467), at the Target Field Box Office or by visiting a Twins Pro Shop location — in Roseville, Apple Valley or Minnetonka. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under.

More than 60 current, former and future Twins are scheduled to appear at TwinsFest.

For more information about the event, check the website.

Comments (10)
  1. vicki stary says:

    Why not at the x-cel

    1. Jon Lindquist says:

      probably already booked or set up for hockey

  2. John Walker says:

    Gee – maybe it should be held at Target Field.

    1. Person says:

      Gee- in the middle of winter? are you nuts?? it would cost soooo much money to get it ready for that. think before you speak! geesh….

  3. PlinnSimple says:

    that’s where the Twins and Vikings should play all their games

  4. Tailgunner says:

    Why can’t they hold Twinsfest at thier own venue…Oh wait …The Pohlad’s are too C-H-E-A-P…………That’s why they field a team of LOSERS………….

    1. Scott says:

      pretty sure we’ve won the division 5 years in a row now?? I wouldn’t call that a team of losers. The Twins are one of the best run franchises in all of baseball.

  5. Alex V says:

    Why not at the Mpls Convention Center?

  6. Tailgunner says:

    5 in a row Scott ???? Have they gotten out of the 1st Round yet? That is a bunch of losers……………..

    1. Todd says:

      I agree with Scott that the Twins are the best runned franchise in all of baseball. They conistently groom the talent year after year. They have won two world series and lost in one series within a few years from moving to Minnesota from Washington DC I bet the Chicago cubbies would like to say that!

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