Twins want $1.6M to upgrade Target Field lighting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins want to replace the lights in the circular ring atop Target Field.

The team wants to use $1.6 million to replace the lights with more efficient LED lights. The money would come from the Ballpark Capital Reserve Fund.

The Star Tribune reports it's the first time the Twins have sought to tap the fund for structural improvements since the Minneapolis ballpark opened in 2010.

The Minnesota Ballpark Authority, which owns and operates Target Field, is being asked to approve use of the money. Hennepin County and the Twins have deposited annually into the capital reserve, but the Twins so far have updated the field with $19 million of their own money.

If approved, the new lights would be in place at the start of next season.


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