Bad news for cig smoking Twins fans: You can no longer smoke at Target Field

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The Twins are taking the smoking crackdown to the next level.
We all know there are fewer and fewer places where smokers can light up these days, including anywhere indoors other than a private dwelling or tobacco store.

Now, the Minnesota Twins are taking the smoking crackdown to the next level. Fox 9 reports that before Monday's home opener, the designed smoking area outside Target Field plaza will be removed.

Until now, fans could leave the ballpark, have a cig in the smoking area, then return to the game. With the smoking area abolished, those who give in to a cigarette craving during the ballgame will no longer be readmitted.

Fox reports that under the new policy, smokers at the ballpark will have to cross the street and keep on walking. The no-smoking policy will be extended to all events at Target Field, including concerts and Gophers baseball games.
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At the ballpark and needing a smoke after another Scott Baker arm injury? You're out of luck.

The Twins' decision comes after the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, owners of Target Field, asked the Twins to reconsider the "designated smoking area" concept. Apparently, upon reconsideration, Twins management concluded they're no longer willing to tolerate fans seeking carcinogenic relief after another Joe Mauer groundout. The Ballpark Authority is expected to officially announce the new policy tomorrow.

Guess you'll just have to stock up on Skoal, smoking Twins fans. For better or worse, you'll be seeing more of the games this year than you're accustomed to.


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Blaine Garrett
Blaine Garrett

Yeah, but Target Field doesn't sell cigarettes. They do however sell congealed vegetable fat over chips for top dollar.

patriot
patriot

I dont think fat people should be allowed at ballpark as they may hinder my view

Robert Moffitt
Robert Moffitt

I was hoping for a little more creativity in the headline, Aaron.

"Strike Three For Smoking At Target Field""Fresh Air 1, Big Tobacco 0""Ballpark Bosses Balk Butts"

amiller92
amiller92

You mean "fewer and fewer" not "less and less."

Joe
Joe

Right.  You show me a concert at Target Field where people don't just light up in their seats.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

ya because "it's not good for the collective"  Just wait until Obama Care is implemented.   Personal liberties will go by the wayside.

Didn't we learn polluted water causes lung cancer last week?

Shhhh, the Cigarette Nazis don't want you to know that.  Because, "only inhaled carcinogens cause lung cancer"...

Research
Research

There are much more entertaining places to spend money on.  

Robert Moffitt
Robert Moffitt

Somewhere in Heaven, Bob Casey is smiling, and saying "Noooooooo smoking in Target Field."

Makes sense
Makes sense

I'm pretty sure smoking is bad for anyone, not just the collective.

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Blatant totalitarianism is even worse for the "collective"

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