The Minnesota Twins unveiled a host of improvements to Target Field for the 2011 season, including more signage visible from areas unable to see the main scoreboard, more local foods, free WiFi and more.
The biggest change fans will see at Target Field, the 2010 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, will come in the outfield signage. The biggest addition from Daktronics: a new 28-foot-high by 50-foot-wide video display board located above the right-field grandstand. In addition, a new 100-foot-high LED-illuminated Twins Tower will stand adjacent the new video board. You can see those additions in all three renderings here.
Also on tap: additional radiant heat in the Home Run Porch as well as on the Terrace Level for the 2011 season, more Minnesota-based signature food items, additional Kasota stone inside the ballpark, another player statue in the plaza, and free WiFi for fans. These changes were initiated by the Twins and overseen by ballpark architect Populous, the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, Oslund & Associates and Mortenson Construction.
“Dating back to the original design process and underscored throughout the Inaugural 2010 season, the Twins remain focused on enhancing the overall game-day experience for all fans; ensuring the ballpark’s beauty, connectivity and symmetry with the surrounding neighborhood, city and region; and celebrating the wonderful heritage and tradition of Twins baseball,” said Jerry Bell, President of Twins Sports Inc.
All images courtesy of Populous.
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