Plan ahead for three Friday, July 15 events around Target Center and Target Field
The evening of Friday, July 15 will be busy in downtown Minneapolis, as concurrent events take place at Target Center, Target Field, and a nearby lot. Nearly 60,000 people will fill those venues for Twins games and concerts, so it’s important that folks plan ahead and explore their transportation options.
Events on July 15:
- Twins game vs. the Kansas City Royals at Target Field – 7:10 p.m. – Gates open at 5 p.m.
- New Kids On The Block / Backstreet Boys (NKOTBSB) concert at Target Center – music begins at 7:20 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Aquatennial Block Party at Nicollet Mall between 3rd and 4th streets
The City of Minneapolis, Target Center, the Minnesota Twins, and other partners are working together to mitigate traffic congestion as much as possible and to spread the word to folks who are coming Downtown the evening of Friday, July 15 so they can plan ahead.
Getting where you’re going
Downtown is an urban setting that provides transportation opportunities to meet everyone’s desired experience, whether you want to drive, ride a bus, take a train, or bike or walk.
When visiting Downtown, Target Field, or Target Center, there are four tips people should remember to minimize delays and maximize their enjoyment of all the activities happening Downtown.
- Plan ahead – Visit DestinationTargetField.com or targetcenter.com to learn more about all your transportation choices.
- Know your parking options – There is parking availability throughout Downtown, most within 12 blocks of Target Field and Target Center. If you prefer convenient access to Target Field and Target Center, the adjacent A,B,C, and Hawthorne ramps have plenty of capacity.
- Consider transit and bicycling – Target Field and Target Center are extremely transit- and bicycle-friendly facilities, and it’s easy to get there by light rail, commuter train, bus, or bicycle. Bicyclists are reminded to use headlights and taillights after dark.
- Come early/Stay late – Take part in activities, shopping, dining, and other entertainment before and after games and concerts. 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.
Making event days a great experience
Many City departments, the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Ballpark Authority, Target Center, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, ABC Ramps, the Warehouse District Business Association, and others are all taking steps to make event days in Downtown success. To help fans plan ahead and make the most of their Target Field experience, these partners have collaborated to create DestinationTargetField.com on the Minnesota Twins website. The site helps folks explore all their options for getting to Downtown events, whether it’s by car, on a bus or train, or by biking or walking.
Published Jul. 13, 2011