I saw the Indians hammer the Twins at Target Field yesterday (4/22). I sat nine rows up in the top deck ("Home Plate View") almost behind home plate, but did not seem so far above the action as in other stadiums, e.g. in a similar location in Yankee Stadium. The scoreboards and large replay board are modest by current standards, but very nice nonetheless. Chow is OK and average-priced. There are great views of downtown from most seats, and in general the park has a very good feel about it. Fans are amazingly polite and friendly--I did not hear a single off-color word all afternoon, quite a change from the NY experience. Congrats to the Twins on building a first class ballpark.

This was a one-day trip from NJ. I used mileage for a free flight, so the whole day cost me less than fifty bucks. Arrived in Minneapolis at 9:00, took light-rail ($ .75 for seniors!) to downtown, wandered around a bit, had a great pastrami sandwich at Brother's Deli in the Skyway along Sixth Street, then walked on the Skyway directly to Target Field. After the game, the light rail gets backed up, but the wait is only about about ten minutes, and they allowed anyone holding a Twins ticket to ride free. I flew back to NJ that evening, arriving home before midnight. I would encourage anyone attending a Twins game to use the light rail and avoid the downtown expensive parking and traffic snarl.

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Comment by Katie (28) on May 1, 2010 at 9:44pm
Lots of MN unique food items- check out this article for lots of details about what to expect: http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100114&co...

In my opinion:
Steak sandwiches are great... but the walleye fingers had too much batter.
The different sausages are good, depending on what you like.
Senor Smoke's deluxe nachos were also pretty simple- but VERY good.
Try some cheese curds if you've never had them. It's a midwest favorite.

Another good thing to know is that Town Ball Tavern is open 1 hour after the game concludes. They also continue to serve alcohol until close (past the 7th inning), but it must be consumed within the restaurant.
Comment by michael schwartz (68) on May 1, 2010 at 8:28am
I normally don't eat much ballpark food, but I'd have walleye on a stick and a Grain Belt beer for an authentic North Country experience. Halsey Hall will look down and smile as you swig down your Grain Belt.
Comment by Jack (6) on April 30, 2010 at 11:01pm
anything worth eating inside the park in your opinion?
Comment by meg minard (30/44/205) on April 27, 2010 at 9:06pm
Thanks for the tip on the light rail. I'll remember that when I visit.
Comment by Paul Swaney (19) on April 25, 2010 at 8:23am
I loved Target Field as well. I got to see game 3 in the new stadium against the Red Sox- see my review here... http://www.stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/target-field-s17/
Comment by Michael Haas on April 23, 2010 at 3:05pm
Sounds like a great way to see a stadium. Easy in, easy out.

I was at that game too. It's a shame Baker and the B-squad lineup couldn't have put on a better show. Nice day, nonetheless.
Comment by Hansel Rodriguez on April 23, 2010 at 12:34pm
Thanks for the insight. It looks from what i have read that the park is beautiful.


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