It's no wonder that Minnesota Twins tickets sell extremely fast these days. With their
rich history, recent success, and exciting new ballpark, the Minnesota Twins have a strong fan base.
The first Minnesota Twins tickets were sold for the 1961 season. The Twins
were originally the Kansas City Blues and the Washington Senators before moving to
Minnesota. When club president Calvin Griffith moved the team to Minnesota he
originally intended to name the team the Twin City Twins so that both Minneapolis and St.
Paul fans were included. Major League Baseball disapproved, so Griffith instead chose
to align the Twins with Minnesota. The team became popular right away and in 1988
over three million fans had purchased Minnesota Twins tickets. This high attendance
was influenced by the Twins winning their first World Series the year prior.
In 1991, the Twins entered the World Series for the third time and took home their
second championship, winning in seven games. Game 7 of the 1991 series was one
of the most intense championship games in baseball history as pitchers from both
teams hadn’t allowed a single run through ten innings. Then, in the bottom of the
tenth inning, Gene Larkin drove in the winning, and only, run of the game. Although
the Twins haven’t been back to the World Series since 1991, they have still continued
to have several winning seasons. During the first decade of new century, the Twins
managed to win their division in six of the ten seasons. More than two million
Minnesota Twins tickets have been sold each year since 1988, and in 2011 the Twins even
managed to sell out their season tickets. With the construction of Target Field, Minnesota Twins Ticket sales have seen an increase.
Target Field is the current home of the Twins. The Twins were almost disbanded in 2002 due to declining team revenues; however,
they were allowed to finish their contract with Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome until
after the 2006 season. The Twins would then need to relocate or disband prior to the
2007 season. It was in response to the potential loss of the team that Minnesota’s
public and private sector worked together to fund the construction of Target Field,
where the Twins currently play.
Fans that have purchased Minnesota Twins tickets at this new ballpark enjoy an
outdoor ballpark with natural turf and a lease that will keep the Twins around for at
least 30 years. Target Field has been recognized as Sports Business Journal’s Sports
Facility of the Year and by ESPN Magazine’s Best Sports Stadium in North America.
Target Field is located in the warehouse district of Minneapolis and includes several
unique features. In one section behind left field, the ballpark offers the only bonfire
in the Major Leagues. Admissions gates are numbered to honor former Twins
legends such as Kirby Puckett, Harmon Killebrew, and Kent Hrbek. In Target Plaza fans
can see a wind veil that is lit at night, which waves as the wind blows through the
ballpark. There's also a sculpture of the Golden Glove, which is a popular popular photo attraction and occasional seat for Target Field visitors. Fans that hold Minnesota Twins
tickets enjoy a unique experience that highlights the honor and tradition of the past
every time they step into Target Field.
The Twins, also referred to as the Twinkies, have a strong fan base throughout the
Twin Cities, as evidenced by the number of Minnesota Twins tickets sold each year.
With an interesting history, devotion to both of the Twin Cities, and a fantastic new
ballpark, the Minnesota Twins will continue to impress.
6/12/13 - The Minnesota Twins are in last place at 27 – 33. Veteran catcher and hometown boy Joe Mauer is having a nice year hitting .332. This is normal for the twins but the supporting cast has not been able to produce. The pitching is not been solid either with the team ERA of 4.36. The twins will begin in interleague series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at home, This is part of a nine-game homestand for the twins.