The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team that were founded in 1894 as the Kansas City Blues. The team moved to Washington in 1901 and were relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1961. The Twins are members of the Central Division of the American League as a part of Major League Baseball. They have won 3 World Series championships (2 since moving to Minnesota). If you want to know where the Minnesota Twins play their home games, keep reading to find out.
Where do the Minnesota Twins play?
Since 2010 the Twins have played their home games at Target Field. This baseball park is located in downtown Minneapolis and cost about $545 million to build. It has a seating capacity of 39,504, but this can be expanded by just over 2,500 with standing room tickets. The record attendance for a Twins game is 42,035. Target Field is also used by the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, who played the first game at the ballpark in 2010.
The Twins have played at 6 stadiums since their founding, including 3 since they moved to Minnesota. Their first stadium in Minnesota was Metropolitan Stadium, which they shared with the Minnesota Vikings between 1961 and 1981. The multipurpose stadium called Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was their next home, which they also shared with the Vikings who still use the stadium.
Did you know?
The Twins started looking for a new home in the mid 90′s and even ended up finding a suitable site, but a series of events caused this plan to be scrapped.