MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins are promising fans a new-look team after two consecutive losing seasons.
There's also a new seating setup at Target Field to watch them from.
Three sections of traditional bleacher seating have been removed in favor of a more casual space. The Twins decided to reconfigure about 200 seats to give fans a new wrinkle.
"We took those bleacher seats out and rebuilt them to be more like a drink rail. It's a standing area. Each seat's numbered, and has a ticket assigned to it. There'll be tall stools that you can sit on. It's more of a group-gathering type area, kind of a different way to watch the game
Here'sa project breakdown from the Twins:
- Create an exciting destination for group and single-game ticket purchasers, similar to the Budweiser Roof Deck
- Improve sightlines for all fans by eliminating a block of obstructed view seats
- Reduce concourse congestion by reducing a "pinch point" near Sec. 141 New drink rail seating
- even rows of drink rail seating will replace bleacher seating in sections 139, 140 and 141
New Drink Rail seating
- Drink rails will include stool seating with backs
- The new 200-seat space will be defined by a canopy at the back of sections 139 and 140
- Ticket prices for the new seating area will be announced soon
- Discussions are ongoing with potential entitlement sponsors
- The canopy will include radiant heating
- Existing bleachers will be donated to St. Paul youth baseball fields
- Concourse platform at section 141 will be extended
- Additional drink rails will be added
- The space will feature a Kasota limestone façade
- The extension will serve as a unique standing area for all guests
- Additional concourse area will improve traffic flow between Gate 34 and Gate 29