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:
Fans 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.
The Fox Sports North pre and post-game studio is on the concourse in left field.
A view from behind the left-field foul pole.
The Minneapolis light rail system stops just feet from Target Field beyond left field.
A view from the writing press box. The box was open-air on this day, but windows can be closed on cold nights.
A view looking at the scoreboard from the top row of the upper deck in right.
A view looking toward home plate from the upper level in right.
A look toward center high up on the Budweiser Roof Deck, a standing room only section where tickets are $10.
In 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.