Target Field is a baseball park located in downtown Minneapolis. It is the ballpark of the Minnesota Twins, the states Major League Baseball franchise. It is the franchises sixth ballpark and third in Minnesota, the Twins moved to Target Field for the 2010 Major League Baseball season after 28 seasons at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The 2010 season was the first since 1936 in which the franchise did not share their home stadium with an NFL team, the Twins received the certificate of occupancy from Mortenson Construction on December 22,2009. The Twins staff moved in on January 4,2010, the first baseball game at the ballpark took place on March 27,2010, with a college baseball game between the University of Minnesota and Louisiana Tech. The Twins played two games against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2 and 3, while the stadiums inaugural regular season game was on April 12,2010 against the Red Sox. In 2010, ESPN The Magazine ranked Target Field as the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America, Target Field hosted the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was the time the game was played in the Twin Cities. The 38, 885-seat open-air ballpark is located in the Warehouse District west of Downtown Minneapolis, in contrast, the Twins previous homes in the Twin Cities, Metropolitan Stadium and the Metrodome, were friendly to hitters. Unlike the Metrodome, Target Field is an open-air stadium, estimates put the stadium cost at US$390 million, while infrastructure and financing costs bring the total to $522 million. Work on the site began on May 21,2007, with the groundbreaking for the stadium taking place August 30,2007. The first concrete slab was poured on December 17,2007, the first tour was an open house held on March 20 for season ticket holders. Public tours are available on off-days during the season, the first baseball game played there was on March 27,2010 between the Minnesota Gophers and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. On that day,37,757 fans went through the turnstiles from 9,15 a. m. until the conclusion of the game, marking the second-largest attendance for a collegiate baseball game. The largest came on March 11,2004, when 40,106 fans saw San Diego State, on July 3,2011, the Twins set a three-game series attendance record at Target Field against the Brewers. An attendance record of 44,152 for an event at Target Field was set on July 18,2015 during a Kenny Chesney. Chesney had also been part of the Target Fields first ever concert in 2012, plans for moving the Twins out of the Metrodome began to take serious shape in the mid-1990s. By 1995, the Twins had found a new site just north of the Metrodome, on a large piece of land next to the Mississippi River
Target Field during a game vs. Kansas City in 2010
Armed Services Appreciation Day, on July 3, 2011. The Twins set a three-game series attendance record (123,385) against the Milwaukee Brewers.