Twins home opener tickets on sale, team plans ballpark upgrades

Updated: December 11, 2019 07:55 PM

There might be sub-zero wind chills outside, but the Minnesota Twins are trying to warm you up with ticket deals for the 2020 season.

They're also planning both short-term and long-term enhancements to Target Field to make the fan experience even more enjoyable.


Starting next month, the team will install a state-of-the-art WiFi system that will accommodate the coming 5G network.

"Now for 2020, we're going to have a completely new system that should be ten times better than what we currently have in the ballpark," Twins President Dave St. Peter told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS on Wednesday. "That just speaks to the huge amounts of data, the huge amount of pictures that are being taken and texts being sent and ultimately how people are utilizing their phone to hopefully enhance their game day experience."

Over the winter, the team is also remodeling some suites that hadn't been updated since the stadium opened 10 years ago. For the players, improvements are being made to the bullpens to make them warmer in the early and late-season games and cooler in the hot summer months.

In the longer term, St. Peter said the team is also looking at ways to provide more heat for fans in the concourses and concession areas.
"The open concourses are great for sight lines, but they don't hold in heat," St. Peter said. "We're always looking at ways to add more radiant heat in the ballpark. The technology in that has actually evolved quite a bit in the 10 years of Target Field."

In addition to looking at some of those heating technologies, St. Peter said the team is also looking at replacing the stadium's scoreboards within the next couple of years to keep up with the evolving video technology.

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