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Slowball
07-15-2013, 08:14 AM
Hello

Next year is my first trip where I will be visiting Minnesota. Therefore, I seek some tips and advice for good places to see and visit. I'm in town about a week and then I will go to Rochester and see the Red Wings play if I can get it to fit.

I hope to hit opening day at Target Field and take a few matches.

However, I have a few questions ang entrance tickets at Target Field, I would like some good ones, and I expect to take 3-4 matches if I can get it to fit with the game program. I gonna make the trip from Denmark so better be abit prepared.

I probably have more questions, but there are quite a while for me to travel so they will come over the next few months.

Brock Beauchamp
07-15-2013, 08:30 AM
You realize the Red Wings play in Rochester, New York... Right?

It's an easy mistake to make.

As for tickets, you can visit one of our sponsors, Ticketking - Ticketking Minnesota - Ticket King - Ticket King Minnesota - Minnesota Ticketbroker (http://ticketkingonline.com) or you can buy directly from the Twins website.

Given the Twins' play this season, it's... *ahem* not very difficult to get tickets.

Slowball
07-15-2013, 08:40 AM
You realize the Red Wings play in Rochester, New York... Right?

It's an easy mistake to make.

As for tickets, you can visit one of our sponsors, Ticketking - Ticketking Minnesota - Ticket King - Ticket King Minnesota - Minnesota Ticketbroker (http://ticketkingonline.com) or you can buy directly from the Twins website.

Given the Twins' play this season, it's... *ahem* not very difficult to get tickets.

Hey Brock

Yes, i know Rochester is in New York. But i can get cheaper tickets from New York to Copenhagen. So it wont be that big of a problem.

Brock Beauchamp
07-15-2013, 08:45 AM
Hey Brock

Yes, i know Rochester is in New York. But i can get cheaper tickets from New York to Copenhagen. So it wont be that big of a problem.

Okay, just wanted to be sure. In case you didn't know, there is a Rochester, MN not far from the cities that is pretty well-known for its hospital. It causes a fair amount of confusion re: the Red Wings.

James
07-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Hey Brock

Yes, i know Rochester is in New York. But i can get cheaper tickets from New York to Copenhagen. So it wont be that big of a problem.
Are you then planning on flying to Minnesota from New York? Because driving would take a while.

Even driving from New York City to Rochester is going to take a while. Google maps estimated it to be about 5 1/2 hour drive. I was trying to find a comparison for you as well. So, the drive from NYC to Rochester would be a little longer than driving from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

Driving from NYC to Minneapolis would take you about as long as it take to drive from Copenhagen to Rome. So, like I said, that is quite the road trip.

Slowball
07-15-2013, 11:17 AM
Are you then planning on flying to Minnesota from New York? Because driving would take a while.

Even driving from New York City to Rochester is going to take a while. Google maps estimated it to be about 5 1/2 hour drive. I was trying to find a comparison for you as well. So, the drive from NYC to Rochester would be a little longer than driving from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

Driving from NYC to Minneapolis would take you about as long as it take to drive from Copenhagen to Rome. So, like I said, that is quite the road trip.

From Copenhagen to Chicago and from Chicago to MSP airport.

About Rochester, i can see that the trip is pretty long, my first plan was to take the train. But it takes too long for a trip there, abit sad.

Brock Beauchamp
07-15-2013, 11:34 AM
About Rochester, i can see that the trip is pretty long, my first plan was to take the train. But it takes too long for a trip there, abit sad.

Welcome to America. Our train system is an embarrassment.

James
07-15-2013, 11:41 AM
From Copenhagen to Chicago and from Chicago to MSP airport.

About Rochester, i can see that the trip is pretty long, my first plan was to take the train. But it takes too long for a trip there, abit sad.
OK. Now your trip is making some sense. Trains in the USA are very embarrassing. It's not like Europe. Part that has to do with the size of the US. I've met some Europeans that have a hard time grasping that concept.

Brock Beauchamp
07-15-2013, 11:50 AM
OK. Now your trip is making some sense. Trains in the USA are very embarrassing. It's not like Europe. Part that has to do with the size of the US. I've met some Europeans that have a hard time grasping that concept.

Yeah, same here. The US is roughly the same size as western Europe with about half the population. Lots of open space over here, which makes trains incredibly expensive to maintain and keep the cost per capita reasonable.

Slowball
07-15-2013, 11:59 AM
Well, all countries are different.

Your tax is pretty low, if you compare to what Denmark has...

E. Andrew
07-15-2013, 12:42 PM
I've never been to see the Red Wings, but I would guess it's more trouble than it's worth. If you want to see more Twins facilities than just Target Field, and you're planning a separate trip just to do that, I'd suggest going to see A+ Fort Myers. Plane tickets are cheaper, and you'd still see great prospects (often BETTER pure prospects), playing in the Spring Training facilities. Once I finally made it down there, Spring Training was more fun to follow thereafter, because you can picture what their days are like, and see all the practice facilities that videos come from, etc.

Most importantly, AAA may not be in Rochester forever. If you're going for 'check-marks' for your fandom, that complicated jet out east could be irrelevant not long down the road. I'm 26, and there's been 5 different AAA locations in my lifetime. The Fort Myers outfit isn't going anywhere. They own the stadium, they just sunk in a ton of money, and there are further serious renovations planned over the long term.

Long story short, I'd say skip the Rochester trip. See other big league ball parks, or go to Ft Myers if you want more Twins locations.

Brock Beauchamp
07-15-2013, 12:45 PM
I've never been to see the Red Wings, but I would guess it's more trouble than it's worth. If you want to see more Twins facilities than just Target Field, and you're planning a separate trip just to do that, I'd suggest going to see A+ Fort Myers. Plane tickets are cheaper, and you'd still see great prospects (often BETTER pure prospects), playing in the Spring Training facilities. Once I finally made it down there, Spring Training was more fun to follow thereafter, because you can picture what their days are like, and see all the practice facilities that videos come from, etc.

Most importantly, AAA may not be in Rochester forever. If you're going for 'check-marks' for your fandom, that complicated jet out east could be irrelevant not long down the road. I'm 26, and there's been 5 different AAA locations in my lifetime. The Fort Myers outfit isn't going anywhere. They own the stadium, they just sunk in a ton of money, and there are further serious renovations planned over the long term.

Long story short, I'd say skip the Rochester trip. See other big league ball parks, or go to Ft Myers if you want more Twins locations.

I have a better idea... Go see the Rock Cats play. New Britain, CT is way closer to NYC than Rochester and you'll get to see Miguel Sano take some hacks at AA pitching.

E. Andrew
07-15-2013, 12:52 PM
A) His trip is next year. Good chance Sano won't be there.
B) Edit: Here's the affiliate history. A+ Fort Myers is the only one that hasn't moved since 1993. All others have been in 3+ diff cities since then.
Minnesota Twins Minor League Affiliations - Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/affiliate.cgi?id=MIN)

Brock Beauchamp
07-15-2013, 12:56 PM
A) His trip is next year. Good chance Sano won't be there.
B) Edit: Here's the affiliate history. A+ Fort Myers is the only one that hasn't moved since 1993. All others have been in 3+ diff cities since then.
Minnesota Twins Minor League Affiliations - Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/affiliate.cgi?id=MIN)

Ah, I didn't see that. Well, if Sano isn't there, chances are Buxton will be.

Really, who I want to see depends on the roster of each team. Right now, there are interesting players at every level, including AAA courtesy of yesterday's demotions.

Kobs
07-15-2013, 10:45 PM
Four baseball games in a week seems like a lot...especially if you want to see opening day, where temps are likely to be less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Slowball
07-16-2013, 12:05 PM
Hmm maybe, but when you travel 6000 miles only to see the Twins, then its fine with mé :)

Frozented9
07-18-2013, 08:07 PM
I once met Anders Fog Rasmussen.

twinsnorth49
07-18-2013, 10:36 PM
Are you then planning on flying to Minnesota from New York? Because driving would take a while.

Even driving from New York City to Rochester is going to take a while. Google maps estimated it to be about 5 1/2 hour drive. I was trying to find a comparison for you as well. So, the drive from NYC to Rochester would be a little longer than driving from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

Driving from NYC to Minneapolis would take you about as long as it take to drive from Copenhagen to Rome. So, like I said, that is quite the road trip.

Winnipeg to Minneapolis is about a 6 1/2 hour drive, I make it about 6 times a year, doesn't seem like that long a drive to me, but when you live in the middle of nowhere, time is relative.

I think it would be quite an adventure for you with many interesting stops along the way, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Hopefully next spring in Minneapolis will be much better than this past spring and you can get out and enjoy some of the beautiful sights in the city......if not, you might get to try some ice fishing.

mike wants wins
07-19-2013, 09:57 AM
Are you also looking for non-baseball activities? Family stuff, or more adult stuff? Ask away, and we will help best we can.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-19-2013, 10:58 AM
Are you also looking for non-baseball activities? Family stuff, or more adult stuff? Ask away, and we will help best we can.
If so I always recommend the Mill City Museum

steve
07-21-2013, 01:33 PM
Four baseball games in a week seems like a lot...especially if you want to see opening day, where temps are likely to be less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Kobs is correct.

Do you know what your dates of travel are yet? Opening day is different every year.

Will you be visiting cities besides Mpls./St. Paul? Are you interested in seeing baseball in any other cities? I ask because you will be in Chicago and New York City.

Are you traveling with others?

TheLeviathan
07-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Kobs is correct.

Do you know what your dates of travel are yet? Opening day is different every year.

Will you be visiting cities besides Mpls./St. Paul? Are you interested in seeing baseball in any other cities? I ask because you will be in Chicago and New York City.

Are you traveling with others?

The Chicago parks can be easy to hit back to back sometimes depending upon if Wrigley has a day game. I can't recommend Wrigley very highly, but they're both unique for a variety of reasons.

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-23-2013, 08:14 AM
The Chicago parks can be easy to hit back to back sometimes depending upon if Wrigley has a day game. I can't recommend Wrigley very highly, but they're both unique for a variety of reasons.
In Chicago both teams are rarely in town at the same time, though. Would have to plan it pretty carefully to see game back to back here.

E. Andrew
07-24-2013, 03:17 PM
If so I always recommend the Mill City Museum

I live in Minneapolis and I've never been there haha. It's pretty good?

ChiTownTwinsFan
07-25-2013, 07:53 PM
I live in Minneapolis and I've never been there haha. It's pretty good?

It's excellent, imo. It's a history of Mpls, basically.

steve
09-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Am necromancing this thread in hopes that Slowball is still around. The 2014 schedule is out and if you're still planning on making a visit to the US/MN now's the time to start penciling in dates.

Bring lots of money. We need all we can get.