Twins announce 2021 promotions, new bag policy
Wednesday, the Minnesota Twins announced special events and promotions for the rest of the 2021 season.
With single-game tickets for the team’s remaining games set to go on sale at noon on Thursday and capacity set to ramp up in the coming weeks, the club also announced it is updating its bag policy starting May 24. The new policy will allow single-compartment bags no larger than 16"x16"x8" and outside food (except for sunflower seeds) into Target Field, again.
As for special events and promotions, theme nights are still being planned but the following events and giveaways have been scheduled:
- June-a-Palooza: The Twins will celebrate the start of summer with a giveaway at each of the club’s 12 scheduled home games in June.
- 1991 World Series Champions 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Twins will honor their iconic 1991 World Series Champions with an on-field celebration prior to the Saturday, Aug. 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Twins Hall of Fame Weekend: A year after his election, 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau will finally become the 34th inductee into the Twins Hall of Fame on Sept. 25 (vs. Toronto), while the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Morneau Hall of Fame Bobblehead. Also, the first 5,000 fans in attendance on Sept. 28 (vs. Detroit) will get a Morneau Hall of Fame Collectors’ Pin.
- Fan Appreciation Weekend and Kids Appreciation Day: The final home weekend of the 2021 regular season occurs Sept. 23-26 as the Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays. The first 20,000 fans through the gates for both Fan Appreciation Weekend games (Sept. 23-24) will receive a Twins Stocking Cap; on Kids Appreciation Day (Sept. 26), the first 5,000 children 12-and-under in attendance will receive a T.C. Kids Mug.
- Bobbleheads: The Twins are offering a pair of stand-alone bobbleheads (separate from Twins Hall of Fame Weekend) that were originally scheduled for the 2020 season. The first portrays "The Bringer of Rain" – third baseman Josh Donaldson in his uniform #24 from his debut Twins campaign (July 23 vs. Los Angeles-AL; first 10,000 fans). The second is a unique statuette (originally scheduled for 2020), honoring the five members of the 2019 Twins’ record-setting "Bomba Squad" to reach 30 home runs (this "Bomba Club" was also a single-season MLB standard): Nelson Cruz, Mitch Garver, Max Kepler, Miguel Sanó and Eddie Rosario (July 10 vs. Detroit; first 10,000 fans).
- Clothing and apparel: Clothing favorites, along with new items, are on the docket, including a Corduroy Twins Bomber Cap (June 8 vs. New York-AL; first 5,000 fans); a Josh Donaldson "Bringer of Rain" Umbrella Hat (June 11 vs. Houston; first 5,000 fans); a Baby Blue Twins Replica Jersey (July 9 vs. Detroit; first 10,000 fans); and a Twins T-Shirt (Aug. 28 vs. Milwaukee; first 10,000 fans).
- For the kids: Younger Twins fans are sure to enjoy the T.C. Build-a-Bear (Aug. 15 vs. Tampa Bay; first 5,000 kids 12-and-under); T.C. Back to School Bag (July 24 and 25 vs. Los Angeles-AL; first 5,000 kids 12-and-under); Case IH Tractor Toy (Aug. 29 vs. Milwaukee; first 5,000 kids 12-and-under); and Kids Appreciation Day (Sept. 26 vs. Toronto).
- Celebrations: The Twins are again recognizing several groups and communities, including Pride Night (July 6 vs. Chicago-AL; those who purchase this Theme Night package, available at a later date, will receive a customizable Twins/Pride Night jersey with their personal pronoun of choice); Celebrate Diversity Day (July 22 vs. Los Angeles-AL; first 10,000 fans will receive a Celebrate Diversity Day T-Shirt) and Native American Heritage Celebration (Aug. 9 vs. Chicago-AL). Additionally, the Twins will hold a special Negro Leagues Celebration (Aug. 27 vs. Milwaukee; first 10,000 fans receive a St. Paul Gophers short bill cap); Dominican Republic Day (Aug. 31 vs. Chicago-NL); Lee County Day (Sept. 10 vs. Kansas City) and Armed Forces Appreciation Day (Sept. 12 vs. Kansas City).
- Remembrances: The Twins will pay special tribute to former bench coach Mike Bell, who passed away during Spring Training following a bout with cancer, when the Cincinnati Reds – managed by Mike’s brother, David Bell – come to Target Field on June 21. Later in the season, the Twins and Kansas City Royals will join all of Major League Baseball in remembering the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, by honoring those whose lives were lost or affected on that tragic day.
Also, the following daily promotions will begin in June: Treasure Island Resort & Casino Senior Days (Monday-Thursday day games); Military Discount presented by Bally Sports North (Monday-Thursday, beginning in mid- to late-June); Dollar-A-Dog Day (Wednesdays since May); U.S. Bank Meal Deal (Thursdays); Friday Night Fireworks presented by Securian Financial (Friday nights from June-August); and Cub Family Section with media partner Bally Sports North (every game).
In July, these other daily programs will resume: Kids Day presented by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare (Sundays); All You Can Eat presented by Bally Sports North (Monday and Tuesday night games); and Student Day presented by Rasmussen University (Wednesdays).