Target Field renovations to add new club for season ticket holders

Minnesota Twins

Finally, a “vibrant entertainment experience” at Target Field. That’s on tap for fans who get access to the new CATCH club, reports Paul Walsh for the Star Tribune: “ The Minnesota Twins are enhancing roughly 3,700 square feet of underused space for seating and viewing behind center field in what will be the most extensive renovations to Target Field since it opened in 2010. … The team announced Monday that the lower mezzanine level will be known as CATCH and is described by the Twins as an all-inclusive club with access limited to roughly 120 season ticket members. … The area will feature ‘unparalleled access to the latest technology and a vibrant entertainment experience,’ the team’s announcement read.”

Fundraising in the Second District is attracting some national attention. For the National Journal, Kimberly Railey writes, “The most eye-pop­ping dona­tions in the race to re­place Min­nesota GOP Rep. John Kline are com­ing from one not­able group: the can­did­ates them­selves. … Four of the can­did­ates look­ing to suc­ceed the vet­er­an con­gress­man—two Re­pub­lic­ans and two Demo­crats — are show­ing off their per­son­al wealth by in­vest­ing a com­bined $2 mil­lion in­to the race. And all of them may turn to their own wal­lets for more.”

What will the new St. Paul soccer stadium mean for area businesses? It’s not clear, MPR’s Peter Cox reports: “Major League Soccer is coming to St. Paul, along with a $120 million stadium. While there’s excitement about the new project, there’s also concern about what the development could mean to nearby businesses. … Last Friday, St. Paul officials and the ownership group behind Minnesota United announced they’ve struck a deal to build a soccer stadium to hold more than 19,000 fans. It will be built on the site of a former Metro Transit bus barn near Interstate 94 and Snelling Avenue.”

Now there’s an app for Minneapolis parking. Tim Harlow writes in the Star Tribune, “Motorists who need to feed the meter in Minneapolis can now do so with using their smartphones. … A pay-by-phone app that has been piloted in the North Loop neighborhood near Target Field over the past few months expands citywide Monday, city officials said. … The MPLS Parking App can be downloaded free from the Apple Store, Google Play and the city’s website. It is simple to use. A driver simply signs in, plugs in the space number and the amount of time needed and enters a payment method.”

In other news …

Rep. Joe Atkins proposes regulation for online fantasy-sports betting. [Pioneer Press]

80 years ago today: Judy Garland makes her national debut. [MPR]

UND mascot runoff: we’re down to Fighting Hawks, Roughriders and Nodaks [MPR]

Ah, yes, the old “crashed my boat into a hydroelectric dam” excuse. [Pioneer Press]

A computer-designed national brewery tour feaures Minnesota’s own Surly Brewing. [Flowing Data]

Steampunk is really big for Halloween in Rochester this year. [Rochester Post Bulletin]

PRINCETAGRAM. [Mashable]

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 10/26/2015 - 01:43 pm.

    Clubs

    I always thought they should have a club for the taxpayers who are paying for the building.

  2. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 10/26/2015 - 07:54 pm.

    Amen

    …to Mr. Foster’s idea.

    Interesting that the ballgame itself is apparently not deemed entertaining enough for season ticket holders, and to remedy that situation the team will put a small group of those upscale “fans” as far from home plate as is apparently possible, where they can – in those moments when they’re not lamenting Minnesota’s high taxes and anti-business climate – watch the ballgame action on big-screen HDTV. In other words, pretty much as they’d watch the on-field action at home on their own big screen HDTV, but this way, they can say they were “at” the game.

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