Twins’ Target Field tech renovation


Target Field Tech make over Image: Populous

The Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota (US) is getting a bit of a makeover, with the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Minnesota Twins making some “big changes” just over two months ahead of the home opener.

‘FOX9’ quoted Twins President Dave St. Peter as stating, “We are embarking on the largest off-season project in the history of this ballpark.”

The 39,504-capacity Target Field is a baseball stadium in the historic warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis (US). Since its opening in 2010, the stadium has been the home ballpark of Major League Baseball’s (MLB’s) Minnesota Twins. The stadium hosted the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis (US). The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League Central Division. The team is named after the Twin Cities area which includes the two adjoining Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

‘FOX9’ further stated that it’s hard to believe that the Target Field is already 12 years old. In the dead of Winter, this adolescent ballpark is getting the upgrades for its next phase of life.

Added St. Peter, “To always think about ways to make this ballpark better, to always find ways to reimagine the Target Field experience.”

St. Peter unveiled the newest additions at the Twinsfest kickoff luncheon recently. They include an entirely new Minnie and Paul (logo) sign with ‘Win Twins’ on the top and a fully mechanical handshake, along with an LED baseball medallion that will top the right field tower. Both will be installed in the coming weeks.

But these video renovations are well underway, involving replacing nearly all the ballpark’s video screens, all 23,000 square feet of them. The main scoreboard is already up over left field and it’s massive – now 178 feet wide.

Added St. Peter, “That main left field board is now 75 percent larger than the boat that was here a year ago and becomes the sixth-largest main board in Major League Baseball.”

Dozens of workers are involved to handle both the physical installation of all the individual LED panels and the complex wiring they require. All told, that brings 22 new displays and nearly 1,500 feet of ribbon displays alone.

The Twins are pretty proud of how this field will look after this tech renovation, set to be done by the end of March and help welcome Spring.

Said St. Peter, “It will serve as a victory symbol for our franchise, but more importantly, it will also serve, in our mind, as a beacon for the City, for Target Field, for downtown, and for all fans.”

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