Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of Target Center Renovation Project

October 12, 2017 09:18 PM

The two-year project to renovate the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx is finished. On Thursday, leaders from the teams and the city of Minneapolis celebrated the re-opening of Target Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The city and the team both say it was important to preserve the Target Center's "good bones" and renovate the building, rather than tear it down and build a new building. The renovations cost about $145 million - far less than it would have cost to start from scratch. 

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Nearly everything in the building is brand new, from the lobby and ticket area to the seating and scoreboards. The exterior of Target Center is refreshed with lots of glass and wood paneling. Officials say the renovation restores Target Center as a world class destination for sports and entertainment. 

Timberwolves/Lynx CEO says he's excited to see how fans react to the new features inside the building. Fans will get their first chance to see the newly renovated Target Center on Friday, October 20 for the Timberwolves' home opener against the Utah Jazz.

Friday marks the Target Center's 27th birthday. 

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Amanda Theisen

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