One of the best ways to spend a day in the Twin Cities is at Target Field, home to our Minnesota Twins. Target Field is so much more than just a place to cheer on your favorite hometown team. It’s full of activities for the whole family! With kids attractions, fine dining, entertainment, and more, Target Field is truly a place that adults and kids alike can enjoy. Here are some of our tips on how you can get the most out of your next trip to the ballpark!
Want to make a trip to the ballpark but want to save a few bucks? Here are some tips and tricks for enjoying yourself on a budget!
- Tickets are usually cheaper at the beginning or end of the season. Weekday tickets are typically the most affordable.
- Kids under 30 inches are FREE with a paid adult!
- Avoid additional fees by getting your tickets at the Box Office OR 90 minutes before each home game on the MLB Ballpark App
- Military: In partnership with T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members and veterans with a valid military ID plus up to three guests can receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday home game. Offer is available at the Target Field Box Office and at www.twinsbaseball.com/military.
- Students: In partnership with Rasmussen College, every Wednesday, Ballpark Access tickets (no seat) are just $5 for students (kindergarten and up!). Plus, get a free Metro Transit ride pass.
- Seniors: In partnership with Treasure Island Resort & Casino, fans 55+ can receive a $5 discount on Field Box, Treasure Island Cove and Left Field Bleacher tickets for all weekday day games.
- You can bring food and drink to the stadium as long as they fit the ballpark bag/backpack restrictions. See entry guidelines here.
- Bring a water bottle to fill up for FREE at any of the water fountains
- Every Tuesday home game, get a FREE hot dog and Pepsi with a US Bank Home Run Porch Ticket
- Every Wednesday, grab a hot dog for $1 at select concession stands!
When you take your family to the field for a game, be sure to check out these awesome family-friendly activities!
Promotions: Kids always seem to have more fun at the ballpark when they receive something when coming through the gates! Make sure to see what fun promotions are coming up at Target Field! Click here for promotions.
Face Painting: Free face painting pregame on Sundays on Target Field Plaza.
Fireworks: Following all Friday night home games June through August, enjoy free postgame fireworks show courtesy of Securian Financial.
Kids Meals: Packaged in an activity bag with crayon pack, the kids’ meal includes a hot dog, choice of applesauce or chips and choice of milk, soda or juice box-all for just $8. Every Sunday, the kids meal is HALF PRICE!
Cub Family Section: Tickets in this alcohol-free family section include a free Schweigert hot dog and Pepsi.
Photos with T.C.: Twins mascot T.C. is available for photos at the 3rd inning of every game by T.C.’s Clubhouse.
Player Autographs: Kids 12 and under can receive free autographs, pregame, on Sundays as part of Kids Day presented by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
Run the Bases: Kids 12 and under can run the bases postgame every Sunday.
T.C.’s Clubhouse: This fun, interactive and energy-releasing area is located on the club level by section 229 and available to Twins fans 48″ tall and under.
Virtual Home Run Derby: Test your hitting skills in MLB’s Virtual Reality Home Run Derby; located just steps from TC’s Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Home Run Porch.
We’re big fans of having Girls Night Out at the game! Grab your friends and check out a few of our recommended hot spots:
- Barrio – located at Gate 6, this heated area is a great place to grab a drink and watch the game. Excellent location facing the field!
- 2 Gingers Pub – right behind home plate, this is an awesome spot to grab a cocktail!
- Wine, Women, and Baseball – come visit us at the next Wine, Women, and Baseball event! Grab your girls and enjoy a ticket to the game, access to an exclusive pregame hospitality event at nearby Loews Minneapolis Hotel, and a complimentary gift! These events include wine tastings, light appetizers, and desserts, and “Pamper Yourself” stations. *Currently sold out for the 2018 season, but get this on your radar for 2019!*
- Bat & Barrel – New in 2018, Bat & Barrel is the newest concept at Target Field and the place to be this summer! With indoor and outdoor seating, it is a great setting to meet for food and drink before, during or after the game! Whether you are looking for a quick pick up from our Grab-N-Go counter, a nice sit-down meal before the game, or a handcrafted cocktail from our lounge area, Bat & Barrel has so much to offer.
- Minnie & Paul’s – Located on the club level in center field, Minnie & Paul’s is a Twins-themed pub located under Target Field’s iconic center field celebration sign. Minnie & Paul’s is open to all guests, and features Pizza Luce pizza and Red Cow burgers and is complemented by a full bar.
A few locations that we love to enjoy before or after the game include…
- Seven Sushi and Steakhouse Rooftop: 700 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Union Bar and Grill Rooftop: 731 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Kieran’s Irish Pub: 85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Crave American Kitchen: 825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Whether it’s your first trip to Target Field or you have enjoyed it over and over again, it always helps to plan ahead! Here are some helpful tips for prepping for your next trip to the ballfield!
- Changing tables: Baby changing tables are available in all restrooms and family restrooms. Family restrooms are located on the Main Concourse at sections 111, 123, 132, 134, as well as across from the camera platform above centerfield; in the SuperAmerica Grandstand section 238; on the Suite Concourse near Suite 14 and Skyline Suite 2; and on the Terrace Concourse at sections 208, 214, and 220. If a more private environment is desired, please visit the nearest Guest Service Center.
- Bags/Backpacks: Soft-sided containers and bags 16″ by 16″ by 8″ or smaller are permitted in Target Field. Bags and containers are subject to inspection by gate security prior to entering the ballpark. For more detailed information on what can be brought into Target Field, see Entry Guidelines.
- Family Bathrooms: Family restrooms are located on the Main Concourse at sections 111, 123, 132, 134, as well as across from the camera platform above centerfield; in the SuperAmerica Grandstand section 238; on the Suite Concourse near Suite 14 and Skyline Suite 2; and on the Terrace Concourse at sections 208, 214, and 220. If a more private environment is desired, please visit the nearest Guest Service Center.
- First Aid: Guests requiring first-aid are urged to immediately contact any member of the Guest Service Staff. First-aid may also be contacted by a Delaware North – Sportservice employee at any concessions stand. Trained medical personnel are on duty for all events to assist guests. The ACE Brand First Aid Stations are located across from section 112 on the Main Concourse, and at section 216 on the Terrace Concourse.
- Lost Guests: Children and adults separated from their party will be escorted to the closest Guest Service Center. For assistance in locating a lost guest, contact the nearest Guest Service Representative or security officer. A guest who has become separated from his or her party should proceed to the nearest Guest Service Center. All Guest Service Centers have complimentary wristbands for children and adults. These are blank wristbands which can have seat location, phone number for guardian, etc. written on them, in order to facilitate reuniting a lost guest with their party.
- Nursing Mothers: Mothers in need of private accommodations while nursing are welcome to do so at the OB-GYN WEST Nursing Rooms in the Guest Service Centers (near sections 113 and 204).
If your kids are big baseball fans, you need to sign them up for T.C. Sluggers Kids Club!
$25 gets you…
T-shirt (Youth M or Youth XL)
T.C. Sluggers Lanyard
Magnetic Picture Frame
T.C. Pen Pal Postcard
Getting to the Game
- Lightrail is one of the fastest, most convenient ways to get to the ballpark. The METRO Blue Line and Green Line offer fast, quiet light-rail service directly to Target Field Station from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington.
- Northstar Commuter Rail offers direct service to Target Field from stations in Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley. Northstar Link bus service from St. Cloud and Becker is scheduled to connect with trains at Big Lake for every game.
- Walk to the field using the Cedar Lake Trail! It provides bike and pedestrian access to Target Field. This popular trail features a pedestrian lane and two separate one-way lanes for bike traffic. It runs from downtown Minneapolis and connects to other popular bike and pedestrian trails in the city and western suburbs.
- If you are driving to the field, plan ahead! There is a large road construction project currently taking place on I-94 near the field. See here for most current updates regarding this project.
- Buses can be another great option. A number of popular and frequent bus routes stop near these three stadiums. Routes 3, 14 southbound and 94 (94 only until 7 p.m. weeknights, no weekend service) serve Ramp B/5th Street Transit Center adjacent to Target Field. Routes 2, 3, 6 and 16 all serve TCF Bank Stadium and the U of M campus. Many other frequent routes travel along Hennepin and Nicollet avenues just blocks away. Online tools and information for instantly planning bus or train trips to Twins games are available here.
- Did you know you can pre-book your parking space at Target Field?! Click here for how you can reserve a place to park in advance.
- The ABC and Hawthorne ramps provide the easiest access to the field. There are nearly 7,000 parking spaces available- so this may be your best bet.
- This list of ramps and lots in Minneapolis may also provide convenient access to the field.