Photos: Target Field

The Royals touched down in the Twin Cities on Wednesday night.  Kansas City had an off day today before their first game at the brand-new Target Field on Friday.  A game was played at Target Field today – Minnesota hosted Boston in an afternoon matinee.  Dave Holtzman, Director of Media Relations for the Royals, took the opportunity to be a fan for a day as he checked out the new stadium.  Dave sent along these photos:


Here’s a view to the “main” entrance of Target Field, Gate 29.   The Gate, located in right field, is named in honor of Twins Hall of Famer Rod Carew.






right field overlook.JPGA look toward center field from the seats in the right field bleachers that overhang the field by a few feet.







bonfire.JPGOn the Budweiser Roof Deck in left field, there is a bonfire pit (left) that will warm the Minnesotans on cool early spring or early fall evenings.








bullpen_Liriano.JPGFans on the main concourse in left-center field can look down on the bullpens.  Here Twins’ hurler Francisco Liriano wraps up his warm up before making a start against Boston.  Liriano would have a big day as Minnesota won, 8-0.







CF.JPGA view from the second deck in center field.










food options.JPGTarget Field offers a ton of food options including walleye and pork chop on a stick.









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The Fox Sports North pre and post-game studio is on the concourse in left field.









Gate 34.JPGGate 34, named in honor of Twins’ great Kirby Puckett, is located next to Target Plaza in right-center.









Gold Glove sculpture.JPGThere is a large sculpture of a Gold Glove just outside the park near Gate 34.









Hrbeks.JPGHrbek’s is a sports bar type restaurant off the main concourse, named after former first baseman Kent Hrbek.









Killebrew statue.JPGHarmon Killebrew, who actually played for the Royals in 1975, hit 573 home runs in his career.








left field foul pole.JPG

A view from behind the left-field foul pole.










light rail.JPG

The Minneapolis light rail system stops just feet from Target Field beyond left field.










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A view from the writing press box.   The box was open-air on this day, but windows can be closed on cold nights.









Puckett statue.JPGPuckett statue – Mr. Twin Kirby Puckett is immortalized with a statue near his gate, Gate 34.







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A view looking at the scoreboard from the top row of the upper deck in right.






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A view looking toward home plate from the upper level in right.









The K.JPGOn Level 2, there is a neat hallway featuring photos of all the other ballparks in baseball.  You all will recognize this photo of the best ballpark in baseball!









view from Bud seats.JPG

A look toward center high up on the Budweiser Roof Deck, a standing room only section where tickets are $10.








wind art.JPGIn right center field, near Gate 34, some “wind art” was placed on the outside of a parking garage.  When the wind blows, the thousands of small shingles wave back and forth and look like waves in the ocean.  At night, this area will light up, adding one light per innings so fans can tell which inning the game is in without even looking at the scoreboard.

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