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Twins announce 2011 season-ticket price hikes, and two cuts

I know it’s a departure from my usual media blather, but since I’ve written about Target Field over the years, thought I’d pass along the first price increases.

In a letter to season ticket-holders, the Twins announced per-game price hikes ranging from 3 to 9 percent. These are just for season-ticket packages (full, 40-game and 20-game); single-game pricing hasn’t come out yet.

Overall, the cheapest seats are going up a buck, and lower-deck sections are going up $2-3. Two season-ticket areas in left field are going down a dollar, which is about a 5 percent price cut. 

Because I sit in the cheap seats, I’m going to start with the least-expensive sections. (Section numbers and map colors are noted in parentheses):

Third deck
Field view (301-307, dark green): $11, up a buck (9 percent increase).
Skyline view (323-327, aqua): $13, up a buck (8 percent increase).
Home plate view (308-322, maroon): $21, up a buck (5 percent increase).
Home run porch view (329-334; left field, blue): $19, down a buck (5 percent decrease).

Second deck
Field terrace (201-207, 223-228, gold): $21, up a buck (5 percent increase).
Home plate terrace (208-222, orange-red): $30, up a buck (3 percent increase).
Home run porch (229-236, gray, left field): $22, no change.
Grandstand (237-240, yellow, right field): $19, down a buck (5 percent decrease).
Legends Club (A-R, light gray): $58/$50 up $3/$2 (5/4 percent increase). 

Lower deck
Field box (101-103, 125-127, light blue): $31, up $2 (6 percent increase).
Diamond box (104-107, 121-124, purple): $40, up $2 (5 percent increase).
Home plate box (108-120, dark blue): $53, up $3 (6 percent increase).
Dugout box (1-6, 11-17, red): $72, up $3 (4 percent increase).
Left field bleachers (128-131, yellow): $20, up $1 (5 percent increase).

Sections not listed aren’t sold on a season ticket basis. Prices for the priciest seats (the Champion’s Club, in yellow behind the plate) aren’t listed.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Rod Loper on 08/23/2010 - 01:35 pm.

    I think they should charge what the traffic will bear. I refuse to call it Target Field. It is
    Hennepin Couty Stadium and we gave it to them to do as they please. Free enterprise, right?

  2. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 08/23/2010 - 02:49 pm.

    Do Hennepin County residents get a discount?

  3. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 08/25/2010 - 09:18 am.

    Don’t be cynical everyone. I’m sure the additional revenue will be used to keep the local libraries open and pay for downtown Ambassadors. I mean it’s not like we built a cash machine for the Pohlad family with public money or something like that.

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