Who would have thought sitting in the stands where you can barely see the faces of the player could be so much fun? Not me! I have to say I had one of the best times of my life at a ball park with friends and strangers alike. The view was beautiful and you truly felt like you were the queen of the world sitting on your throne watching your minions entertain you.
To truly experience a Twins Game at Target Field one must embrace the light-rail. You never know what’s going to happen when you are in a large crowd of first time riders. For example as I started nearing the end of the platform I ended up unknowingly being serenaded by a couple of random guys singing/rapping 90/00’s hip hop songs. I wasn't sure what the occasion was, but I got a good chuckle out of it. What’s great about riding is that you do get dropped off next to the field, but keep in mind you will be dropped off near Gate 6. I had to make my way to Gate 29, all the way on the opposite side of the arena. So, after the impromptu show and applauding I was off to start my mission: Operation Sit My Ass Down.
Once showing my ticket and going through security I then proceeded to walk, walk, and walk some more realizing that I wasn't going in the correct direction. So I turned myself around and continued to trek on. I was thrilled that there were monitors all throughout the walkways and vendors stations so as I walked on I wouldn’t miss any portion of the game.
You can imagine at this point I was working up quite a sweat which translates into, “time to booze up". What's great about the Target Center Field Stadium is that there are a variety of food, drink, and snack options, wine included. After indulging in my drink and cheering on some runs with strangers I finally made it to my seat. Mission OSMAD was completed. I sat down and sipped the rest of my drink as I cheered on the Minnesota Twins. Once seated the game only got better.
Twins doing well in Minnesota was apparently a really big deal, trust, there was no one in our section willing to let anyone forget it. So though we were not seated in major box office seats you still felt like you were on top of the world. The best part of the entire event was that once I was seated I didn’t have to get back up except the 14 times to let other people in and out. With enough beer and sunflower seeds not even that was an issue for our group.
If you are a first timer it’s okay, just follow the crowd and pay attention to the cues on the LED marquees and screens. There should be at least two people in the group that understands baseball and can chat about the game and educate those that don’t know what’s going on (and talk to each other about the game because the rest of us have no idea about stats, trades, or anything else.)
The game I went to was a close one, the idea that the Twins would win the game as they did the previous night lulled most of the fans into a false sense of victory, and then bam…the game changed which ended with the Twins losing leaving a trail of sad faces.
If you do decide to take on a Twins Game Adventure I would encourage you to look at the map of Target Field online ahead of time so you know where you are going, bring at least $30.00 to cover food & drink for one person and save yourself the headache by purchasing your tickets online. I would recommend going to a baseball game at Target Field to watch our beloved Twins play their best with a group of friends. If you do take the light-rail, make sure that you hold on to your transfer because you will be asked to show it before they let you walk off the platform. Overall the experience was great. I can’t wait to go to another game!