December 2009

Twins Way Leads to Target Field

I’ve long believed the Minnesota Twins long-time Metrodome mailing address of 34 Kirby Puckett Place was one of the coolest in all of sports, perhaps only rivaled by the San Francisco Giants’ 24 Willie Mays Plaza.


While it hasn’t been officially announced, the Twins organization has worked with the City of Minneapolis and United States Postal Service to ensure an appropriate mailing address for the new capital of Twins Territory.


As the Twins commence business operations at Target Field starting January 4, 2010, I’m thrilled to report the team’s new mailing address will be as follows:


1 Twins Way

Minneapolis, MN 55403


Twins Way, which replaces a small portion of 3rd Avenue North adjacent Target Field, will serve as the primary entrance for all ballpark deliveries, game day employees, players and staff. This change requires City Council approval and is scheduled to officially go into effect in mid-January.


Meanwhile, fans visiting the Twins ticket office or the team’s administrative offices will want to keep two additional physical addresses in mind. The Twins Ticket Office and Ticket Sales and Service staff will be located at 290 7th Street North while the Twins Executive Office entrance can be found at 353 5th Street North.


Target Field Notes:

Prior to the Winter Meetings and the recent snow storm, Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire visited the ballpark site to review and finalize the design of the home dugout. Gardy suggested modifications to the front rail system including the addition of a few additional benches … While on site, Gardy observed a “pop fly” test which gave the team its first chance to understand any issues pertaining to the field lighting system. The good news is the lighting system was significantly better than that of the Metrodome and test participants reported few if any issues with losing balls in the lights … Look for the team to announce a series of additional branded food items for Target Field in the month of January … The Target Field playing field was covered the day before the snow storm and will remain covered through early March.