Target Plaza is a gathering space and pedestrian bridge behind the right field gate and connects Target Field with the heart of downtown. You 'll find statues of former players like Rod Carew and Kirby Puckett, and there's a giant "Golden Glove". Each entrance gate to the field is numbered after a famous player and located roughly next to their former position. (Gate #34 near Target Plaza is a tribute to Kirby Puckett for example)
Compared with the Metrodome, there is fewer capacity, but there are less than 200 seats with any sort of obstructed views and it's much more comfortable all around.
A nice addition is the Budweiser Roof Deck. It's a great outdoor experience with cool views of the outfield, albeit from a strange angle. It's about half standing room, but there's a full bar, a large fire pit, and private restrooms. It's the perfect place to watch the game if you have a large group. Call 612-375-7454 for reservations.
Food and Drink:
There are a few restaurants within the park. We recommend Hrbeck's on the main concourse near home plate which also has a full bar, or Townball Tavern (club concourse, left field side), where you can get a famous Jucy Lucy burger. There's some dispute as to who in Minneapolis invented this famous burger filled with cheese, but it's a not-to-be-missed food item. Be careful when you first bite in - the cheese will really burn your mouth!
Another local favorite is the Cuban Pork Sandwich at Tony O's (found on Main Concourse and Terrace Level). There is also the recent additions of Kosher Hot Dogs in the park, so look for the new Hebrew National cart around Section 114. Kramarczuk's Polish Sausage won the taste-test for best weiner, but for the vegetarian fan, check out Asian Wok's Vegetable Stir-Fry - you get a takeout container full of hearty noodles and vegetables. And finally we would be remiss not to mention Walleye on a Spike. The Minnesotans sure do love that Walleye fish - so head to State Fair Classics (Sec 133) where you'll find other foods on sticks as well.
A favorite drink spot of ours is Twins Pub behind home plate, where you can grab a quick beer. You can find local and regional brews like Summit and Schell's. There are two Minnesota Brews beer stands, one on the 3rd base side of both the Main and Terrace levels.
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The Park and Neighborhood:
The new home of the Minnesota Twins is located on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, near many great places to grab a meal or post game drink that are well within walking distance. You'll find that many of the bars and nightclubs in the area are geared toward a young 20-something crowd and often have a cover charge and bouncer at the front door, although there are some other options around as well if that's not your scene.
The Twins have worked out a deal with many restaurants in the area - so check back for each series as it changes often:
If you go by car, the park is fairly easy to get to - being right off I-394, I-94, and I-35. There is plenty of parking right around the stadium, but to avoid congestion, we suggest parking slightly further away. The A, B, and C ramps are the closet and right off I-394, and will run you around $12-$15. You can find street parking for free or fairly cheap if park on the right side at the right time, especially on weekends. There are some 25 and 50 cent/hour meters on 12th Street as well as across the Mississippi in Old St. Anthony if you don't mind a little bit of a walk. There are also 75 cent/hour meters along Washington if you want to get a bit closer. We suggest arriving early and maybe staying to enjoy downtown Minneapolis post-game to avoid traffic.
Some establishments nearby participate in the "Do-the-Town Parking Program" where if you spend $20 or more, you get free parking at any participating ramp. (Kieran's Irish Pub on our exterior map is one of them.)
There's a light rail station right across the street and it's easy to park at the airport or Mall of America and take it right in. (Hiawatha line). There is also a Twins Express Bus with game day service from Minnetonka.