18,000 and Counting
Last week marked another historic milestone on the road to Target Field as the Minnesota Twins sent out 2010 Season Ticket Renewal Packets. The renewal mailing included the traditional season ticket invoices, payment plan info and other key details associated with being a season ticket holder during the team’s Inaugural Season at Target Field.
Based on a surge created by this fall’s season ticket deposit program, the Twins have now surpassed 18,000 full season equivalents (FSE’s). That’s an impressive number considering the team’s previous all-time high for season tickets was 11,000 (2009) and we remain five-plus months away from the start of the 2010 season. All within the team’s front office are confident in the club’s ability to far surpass the 20,000 mark in FSE’s which would place the team’s season ticket base in the upper tier (perhaps top 5-8) of Major League Baseball.
Much work remains but the momentum for Twins baseball and Target Field continues to surge. Yes indeed, these are exciting times across Twins Territory.
Target Field Notes:
The tentative date for the single game ticket on-sale for the 2010 season at Target Field is Saturday, March 13 … Preliminary plans call for single game seats for the exhibition games versus the St. Louis Cardinals (April 2-3) to go on sale at TwinsFest January 29-31 … The Target Field lights will be on much of this week for specific testing and directing aimed at ensuring there are no playability issues next spring … Twins officials recently met with University of Minnesota representatives to compare notes surrounding the recent opening of TCF Bank Stadium and similarities with the opening of Target Field … The first of the 650-plus televisions have been installed in exterior spaces around Target Field … The Twins continue to plan to move the team’s business operations to Target Field the week between Christmas and New Years Day. Look for the team to officially commence business operations at Target Field on Monday, January 4 … Look for details to soon be announced about a major Twins Moving Sale to be held at the Metrodome Nov. 6-7 … … Twins Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito has already turned on the elaborate heating system below the Target Field playing field. The field is currently kept at a constant 55 degrees and will be maintained at approximately 40 degrees throughout the dead of winter … The Twins will unveil the team’s updated logo and uniforms the week of November 9.
Dave St. Peter
President, Minnesota Twins