MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins announced the entertainment and pre-game festivities scheduled for the 2014 Home Opener at Target field when the team takes on the Oakland Athletics on April 7 at 3:10 p.m.
Breakfast on the Plaza will take place 6 - 9 a.m. where fans are invited to grab a free ballpark breakfast on 7th Street (adjacent to the Twins Majestic Clubhouse Store). Free food and beverages will also be available for bikers and pedestrians.
Gates to the ballpark will open at 1 p.m. with legendary players opening their respective gates. Bert Blyleven will represent fellow Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew at Gate 3, Tony Oliva at Gate 6, Kent Hrbek at Gate 14, Tom Kelly will represent Rod Carew at Gate 29 and a Twins representative will represent Kirby Puckett at Gate 34.
Home Free, the Minneapolis a cappella group and winner of NBC's "The Sing-Off", will perform a set on the field at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The National Anthem will be performed by local singer and entrepreneur Thomasina Petrus.
Oscar-nominated actor and Minneapolis resident Barkhad Abdi will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Fans will also be able to meet Abdi in the new Twins Digital Clubhouse following the first pitch.
To find more information on the Home Opener at Target Field visit www.twinsbaseball.com.