Wear Twins gear to work Monday to celebrate opening day at Target Field

Whether you’re attending opening day at Target Field, coming downtown to soak up the atmosphere, or just want to support the team, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is encouraging folks to wear their Twins gear to work on Monday, April 12, to welcome the team to the heart of downtown.

It doesn’t matter if you’re going to the ballpark or coming Downtown for work or other entertainment, folks are encouraged to take advantage of transit options, walk, or bike on game days. If you’re driving, be aware that the closer you get to Target Field, the more traffic you will encounter. The good news is that there are more than 30,000 parking spaces in walking distance to the ballpark.

If you’re coming Downtown to enjoy the game on Monday, here are four tips people should remember to minimize delays and maximize their enjoyment of all the activities happening Downtown.

  1. Plan ahead Visit www.targetcenter.com to learn more about all your transportation choices.
  2. Let the past be your guide – If you’re used to going to games at the Metrodome, your old parking place will probably work just fine for games at the new ballpark. Target Field and Target Center are just 12 blocks from the Metrodome.
  3. Consider transit – Target Field and Target Center are extremely transit-friendly facilities, and it’s easy to get there by light rail, commuter train, or bus.
  4. Come early/Stay late – Take part in pre and post-game activities, shopping, dining, and other entertainment. Enjoy the extra time to experience all Downtown has to offer, and avoid transportation delays. The Warehouse District looks forward to welcoming fans before and after Target Field and Target Center events.

Published Apr. 9, 2010