Twins to allow limited fans at Target Field to start 2021 season

After playing the entire 2020 MLB season without fans, the Minnesota Twins will have an in-person audience in 2021.

The team said Friday that it will welcome back a limited number of fans to Target Field beginning on April 8, the team’s home opener.

The announcement came after Gov. Tim Walz announced restrictions would be loosened in Minnesota.

"The Minnesota Twins organization is thrilled that the new state guidelines announced today by Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) pave the way for the safe return of our fans to Target Field for the upcoming 2021 season, beginning with our April 8 home opener.

"Our singular focus remains on the health, safety and well-being of every person that enters Target Field; to that end, we are currently reviewing the new guidance to ensure our comprehensive re-opening plan adheres to all MDH and Minneapolis Health Department directives. We will announce next steps, including our full ballpark protocols and ticket plans, in the very near future.

"We appreciate the continued partnership and dialogue with Governor Walz, MDH and City of Minneapolis officials throughout this process, and cannot wait to safely welcome Major League Baseball’s best fans back into Target Field. Win Twins!"

Under the latest updates from the state, a maximum of 10,000 people would be allowed at Target Field beginning in April.

The new Twins season starts April 1 in Milwaukee.