Located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Target Center is a unique multi-use arena. This over 830,000 square foot arena is home base for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx.
In addition to hosting these popular basketball games, Target Center also serves as an excellent entertainment venue for a variety of concerts and family acts, other sporting events, graduations, and even private events such as family weddings.
A unique feature of the Target Center is its ability to easily convert into a 2,500- to 7,500-seat theater. This theater is known as the U.S. Bank Theater and includes a moving floor-to-ceiling curtain arrangement that transforms the venue. In addition to the aforementioned concerts, this conversion makes it the ideal venue for family and Broadway shows.
Planning on a visit to the Target Center on your next Minneapolis vacation? Here's some interesting background and fun facts to know before you go!
It took 27 months and approximately $104,000,000 to build the grandiose Target Center. Upon opening its doors on October 13, 1990, it was the first major arena within the United States to be entirely non-smoking, with a prohibition against tobacco ads- and remains such to this day. While Target paid $18.75 million for exclusive 15-year naming rights, Target Center is owned by the city of Minneapolis, and its day-to-day operations are managed by AEG Facilities (Anschults Entertainment Group).
Fast and Fun Facts
35 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have thrown concerts at this venue, including Minnesota's own Bob Dylan and Prince. The highest attending to date was U2's 2005 show, attracting a whopping 20,200 fans.
In 2009, Target Center was the first North American arena to install a green roof. This innovative design captures nearly 1 million gallons of storm water every year.
This multi-use arena contains one of only two adjustable arena floors in the States. The floors can be raised five feet to maximize visitor sight lines, and can be fully raised or lowered in less than thirty minutes.
In 2011, Target Center hosted its first ever championship event- the WNBA Finals. Hometown heroes the Minnesota Lynx won their first two games and ultimately succeeded in winning the WNBA Championship. This makes it the first title won by a team playing in Target Center.
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