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EREmpireStrikesBack
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 Posted February 24th, 2010 11:24 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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PB will be thrilled to hear that Hormel has not renewed their partnership with the Twins, so we have seen the end of the Dome Dog.

It's a sad day in Twins Territory.


In further upsetting news, Surly posted on their Twitter account that they met with the Twins recently and were told that their delicious brew would be sold for $10 at Target Field. Based on that post, I wasn't completely clear on whether or not they actually agreed to provide beer at that price, or if they decided to just skip it.

Granted, based on the deliciousness of it, they shouldn't be charging any less than $20, but $10 is a tough price point to sell to all of the tasteless knuckle draggers like yourselves wandering around.


Well at least when they con people into drinking their crap, they'll make some $ off of it.

Glad to hear the Dome Dog won't continue. After you have a hotdog at another park, you realize just how not great it was.

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Govs93
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 Posted February 25th, 2010 07:33 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The worst brat I've ever had at a ballpark? Miller Park in Milwaukee.

I'm not kidding. It was horrendous. The hot dogs were nothing spectacular, but the brat was atrocious. Even worse at Miller Park? The chicken nachos. I went to a day game and ate about 6 chips from one of those hell-in-a-bowl concoctions before I couldn't take it anymore, and I spent the rest of the night sick in my hotel room...

I'll grant you that part of my illness may have been as a result of being in the city of Milwaukee in the first place, but I'm not giving the chicken nachos a complete pass on it either.

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 Posted February 25th, 2010 07:45 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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The worst brat I've ever had at a ballpark? Miller Park in Milwaukee.

I'm not kidding. It was horrendous. The hot dogs were nothing spectacular, but the brat was atrocious. Even worse at Miller Park? The chicken nachos. I went to a day game and ate about 6 chips from one of those hell-in-a-bowl concoctions before I couldn't take it anymore, and I spent the rest of the night sick in my hotel room...

I'll grant you that part of my illness may have been as a result of being in the city of Milwaukee in the first place, but I'm not giving the chicken nachos a complete pass on it either.


I think there is both a Food Channel Show along with a Discovery Channel "Enemy from Within" show brewing here

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 Posted February 25th, 2010 02:13 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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But go to Citizens and get a Philly Cheese Steak and the dome dog is hard to choke down


I'm going out to Philly to watch the Twins in June. Can't wait for a Philly Cheese Steak.
   
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 Posted March 1st, 2010 07:23 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Target Plaza Grand Opening

MINNEAPOLIS (February 26, 2010) - Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and fans will celebrate the official opening and dedication of Target Plaza at Target Field on March 13, 2010. Target Plaza will be the gateway into Target Field and a vibrant community gathering space for Twin Citians of all ages. To celebrate the special dedication event, Target will bring a taste of summer to Target Plaza with a warm weather-inspired outdoor festival including music, interactive activities and food for the entire family.

Target Plaza, designed by Populous and oslund.and.assoc., is a walking bridge and public space connecting Target Field to the heart of downtown Minneapolis, beginning at the corner of First Avenue and Sixth Street. Sure to be a popular gathering location for many pre- and post-game festivities, Target Plaza contains dynamic features including:

Nine 40-foot baseball bat-inspired topiaries
An oversized bronze baseball glove as a symbol of the annual Gold Glove award
The Twins Tradition Wall
Legend statues
Twins Hall of Fame pennants
A Minnesota baseball history monument
A wind-powered wall installation called the "The Wave" designed by artist Ned Kahn
"We at Target have a passion for great design, and thanks to the outstanding collaboration of our community partners, all Twins fans will be able to experience and enjoy this beautiful art-filled venue," said Shawn Gensch, vice president of marketing, Target. "We look forward to officially opening Target Plaza and sharing with the broader community this vibrant public gathering space."

"Twins fans have a deep appreciation for the history and traditions associated with baseball," said Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins. "Each feature in Target Plaza, from the art to the player wall, was designed to celebrate our great game."

"The Ballpark Authority is thrilled to partner with the team and Target to create this seamless connection to the historic Warehouse District," said Steve Cramer, chair of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority. "Target Plaza will be an exciting public gathering space for years to come."

The Target Plaza grand opening and dedication celebration will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. A media event will occur at 11 a.m. to officially commemorate the opening of Target Plaza, and will include remarks by Target leadership, Twins executives, the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and community officials. The opening of the Plaza coincides with the first day fans will be able to purchase single game tickets for the inaugural season at Target Field.

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 Posted March 3rd, 2010 10:45 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
A lot of people were concerned about what would happen to Hubert's with the Twins moving across downtown from their current location across the street from the Dome.

It says here that they'll be opening a 2nd location inside Target Center to stay near the Twins. That's good news on a couple of levels...

First off, they're a fan favorite that is actually expanding after initial fear that they'd have to close all together, and they're replacing a place called "NBA City"... I don't see how that isn't addition by subtraction in itself.

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 Posted March 8th, 2010 12:53 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The worst kept secret in the history of Target Field food announcements was made official... Schweigert is the new hot dog. One of their offerings will be the same dog that was served at the Met... Which means nothing to me because I'm not old enough to remember it.

In other Target Field news, the plaza is now completely open as of this morning, so you can walk up and check out the park directly from the gates. Also, the team store at the ballpark officially opened today.

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EREmpireStrikesBack
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 Posted March 8th, 2010 01:57 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
4 kinds of hot dogs? I can tell you what 1 game will consist of.
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 Posted March 8th, 2010 02:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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4 kinds of hot dogs? I can tell you what 1 game will consist of.


beer?

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 Posted March 8th, 2010 02:18 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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beer?


I think ERE was saying that he'd enjoy 4 wieners.

:rimshot:

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 Posted March 8th, 2010 03:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I think ERE was saying that he'd enjoy 4 wieners.

:rimshot:


I thought he liked girls ????

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EREmpireStrikesBack
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 Posted March 8th, 2010 04:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I think ERE was saying that he'd enjoy 4 wieners.

:rimshot:


How can't you? All different sizes and flavors... it's like a smorgusboard of weiner.


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 Posted March 8th, 2010 04:55 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Well well well... Lookie what arrived in the mail today!






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 Posted March 8th, 2010 05:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hope it snows
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 Posted March 20th, 2010 01:51 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Just got back from the open house. WOW. Beautiful!

My dad and I split the murrays steak sandwhich and a hamburger. Both were fabulous. A little spendy though for how much you get. The beers available were (from what I saw) Summit, Bud, Bud Light, Mich Golden light (I think?). There is no way there should ever be a line for concessions with the amount of places they have. They have the architects model of target field but I couldnt get a picture. Such an awesome little site to see.

   
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 Posted March 20th, 2010 02:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?a...66&l=aa2d0bbb4b

heres a couple pictures from Target Field

   
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 Posted March 20th, 2010 04:11 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I just got back myself. Man, I am so much more excited about this now than I was before. That place is BEAUTIFUL! It really is broken into different "neighborhoods". Each area of the park has a different look and feel to it. Lots of concession, lots of retail, lots of room. If anybody tries to land tickets, I think one of my favorite spots was the "Skyline Terrace". For price of tickets, I don't think there's a better spot in the house. The Townball Tavern is right next to it, and of the restaurants there, I think that might have been my favorite. Here's a few pics that I took:


View from my seats:


Lower concourse:


Townball Tavern


View from a Suite:


From the patio of the Metropolitan Club:


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 Posted March 20th, 2010 04:13 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Wow. Looks great!
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 Posted March 20th, 2010 04:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Once I finally got down to my seats, I really got a sense of just how well the seats are angled for baseball. I'm in Row 9, but because of the angle of the sections and seats, I'm probably about 8 feet from the foul line... Easily within Steve Bartman range.
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 Posted March 20th, 2010 04:43 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It looks amazing! I can't wait to get up there to check it out in person! Makes me sad that I've got tickets to the Opening Series in my hands right now, but have to sell them. Stupid law school 2,000 miles away from Minneapolis.
   
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 Posted March 20th, 2010 05:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Here are some more pics, just for the hell of it...


From the batter's eye:


Looking straight down from the batter's eye:


This will give you a slight idea about the "neighborhoods" I was talking about. If you look at my other post, you'll see finished ceilings in the concourse - that was on the 1st base side. This is pic is in left field, and you can see the exposed beams. The park looks very different here:


From the Skyline Terrace I was talking about before:


Inside the "573 Club":


From the "Packerboy level" seats. I think these are something like $275/game. High back seats with obnoxious padding in them. Comfy, but I really don't think I'd want to watch a game with the crowd that will be sitting in these things:

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 Posted March 20th, 2010 05:45 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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The beers available were (from what I saw) Summit, Bud, Bud Light, Mich Golden light (I think?).


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I'm a little nervous that the "Beers of Twins Territory" will consist primarily of Summit & Grain Belt, but I guess we'll see. Nothing's been announced for that as far as I know.


The coolers in the "Beers of Twins Territory" were stocked only with Summit and Grain Belt. I called it!


I would guess that selection will expand greatly by opening day.

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 Posted March 20th, 2010 06:12 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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! Makes me sad that I've got tickets to the Opening Series in my hands right now, but have to sell them.


Say umm Zam... Buddy...

Need any help getting rid of them?

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 Posted March 20th, 2010 06:38 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Say umm Zam... Buddy...

Need any help getting rid of them?


Haha, sorry Neut, but I had takers lining up as soon as I found out I was getting them. All are currently spoken for.

   
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 Posted March 21st, 2010 11:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Govs- is the Skyline Terrace you speak of the $10 tickets?
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 Posted March 22nd, 2010 07:49 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Govs- is the Skyline Terrace you speak of the $10 tickets?


No - I think they're $20-something. The $10 seats are in the upper deck with your back to the skyline. I think it's the last 3 or 4 sections on the end.

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 Posted March 23rd, 2010 01:10 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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No - I think they're $20-something. The $10 seats are in the upper deck with your back to the skyline. I think it's the last 3 or 4 sections on the end.


I actually did some work myself (I know, amazing huh?) and if you are talking about the Skyline Terrace section they are $12 a seat. Seems like a steal to me if they are half as good as you say they are.

You could be talking about the Terrace Level or Skyline Deck on club level though. I'm not sure. I'm definitely not a huge fan of this 40 different ticket sections and prices. I prefer the X and Metrodome. It's much easier for my head.

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 Posted March 23rd, 2010 01:17 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Skyline Deck


Skyline Deck... That's it. I got tickets for October 3rd at $27 a pop (Section S, Row 12).

I'm clearly not used to this whole "real ballpark" thing yet either.

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 Posted March 23rd, 2010 01:20 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Check this story out. Does it make any sense to anybody?

Minneapolis is going to allow $500,000 be throw out the window because they won't open the Farmers Market for parking?

Damn liberals.

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"To date, the Twins have sold more than 2.5 million tickets for the 2010 season. In comparison, they sold 2.4 for the entire 2009 season."
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