Twins announce new upgrades for Target Field

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The Twins will be revamping the right-field bleachers.
Target Field has been up and running for a full three seasons now, which means it's time to keep renovating.

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Yesterday afternoon, the Minnesota Ballpark Authority green-lit plans to tear down the existing right-field bleacher section, and replace it with a "destination" along the lines of left field's Budweiser Roof Deck.

The redesign includes seven rows of drink-rail seating, tall stools, 200 seats under a heated canopy, and standing room. To make space for the new changes, the team is cutting 400 bleacher seats, which it will donate to kids' baseball fields in St. Paul.

Right field seats do have a few poor sight lines, and the area can get crowded. But the real motivation behind the revamp is the popularity of the Budweiser deck, which is one of Target Field's few group spaces.

Work starts Monday, and is set to wrap up by January. The Twins won't say what the construction will cost, but unlike much of the $545 million stadium ($350 million of which came from public funding), the team is paying for the project.

Target Field got its first round of renovations after the inaugural 2010 season, which included a wide video display board above the grandstand and additional heating.

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8 comments
christopherokey
christopherokey

@TheWogShow could be cool. Have to wait and see what it looks like

emoeby
emoeby

@billhelm Dang, never got to sit there, but it does make sense, I guess.

Shawn Taylor
Shawn Taylor

The best upgrade would be a pitching staff!

Mike Green
Mike Green

Do you know what would be a better upgrade to target field? Zach Grienke!!

solace
solace

actually this was the 3rd full season at Target Field

olavecchia1
olavecchia1

 @solace You're right! We both caught the error at the same time. Thanks for commenting -- fixed now.

solace
solace

 @olavecchia1 cheers! the weird video tower thing in right field was also added after the first season too.

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