Ask any fan at a ballpark about concessions, and one inevitable complaint is the need to buy bottled water at a high price. The Minnesota Twins and partner Pentair are addressing that need with new filtration stations at Target Field.
The Twins have positioned Target Field as one of the greenest sports facilities on the planet, and the deal with global water treatment company Pentair is designed both to decrease the use of plastic bottles while better addressing fan needs. Fans are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to fill up at the nine new Pentair Water Filtration Stations at the downtown ballpark.
“The new Pentair Water Filtration Stations are a natural next step for us as the official smart, sustainable water provider of the Minnesota Twins,” said John Jacko, Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, Pentair. “Twins fans know us for our rainwater recycling technology, but now they can experience for themselves how our smart, sustainable water solutions can deliver great-tasting drinking water not only at the ballpark, but also at home.”
To encourage the use of the nine Pentair is also giving away reusable, commemorative bottles to select fans at each game via the new MLB Ballpark app, where all mobile tickets are housed.
Pentair has been a Twins partner since Target Field opened. The Pentair Rainwater Recycle System has captured, purified and reused more than 19 million total gallons of rainwater at Target Field to date. The recycled water is used for washing down ballpark seats, irrigating the playing field and now the new living wall batter’s eye in center field.