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#1 spycake

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

Curious if anyone here has done the half-price "Student Night" standing room tickets on Wednesdays at Target Field? Or any standing room tickets in general at Target Field?

They are available at the Twins box office on game day, and I'm guessing that student tickets are more limited as standing room only than at the Dome, when they were in the always-plentiful upper deck general admission seats.

How early do you think one has to arrive to score these tickets on a student night? Would game time be good enough? Or gates open? I'm assuming non-marquee games here (not Yankees, Red Sox, or Brewers). Any thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.

#2 mike wants wins

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

I have stood for a game....wear good shoes. Walk around a lot. That's my only advice.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks Mike -- it seems I wind up doing that for most sporting events I attend anyway. I like to move around a lot.

When did you get the tickets? I am curious if they generally sell out, and if so, how quickly. I suppose I could call the box office to check, and it wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to pony up $10 or whatever for the cheapest reserved seat or a scalped ticket, but hey, I'm cheap.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

Silver linings to the fact that the Twins aren't winning much these days: standing room tickets aren't really standing room anymore. In fact, after a couple innings, the ushers don't even check ticket stubs on the field level 100s (though they always seem to when you get very close to the dugouts, but that's a separate section). I've used the tickets - that I do pay for - to get in and just moved myself up on uncrowded days.

#5 mike wants wins

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

Agreed with 70charger, you should easily be able to sit after a couple of innings. I have never bought the student standing seats, I can't recall why I had SRO tickets one time.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

I bought SRO tix at the gate 5 mins before game time on a Saturday last year, so I would think on most Wednesdays, you will be able do it. There are so many good sight lines, its a great cheap way to get in the door and as others have mentioned, there will be plenty of openings around mid-game when you can sit.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

I have season tickets and stand at most of the games. I find it to be a more enjoyable experience and outside of big days (like opening) you can leave and find another spot.

The problem with SR is that only some of the standing spots have a ledge of sorts that you can put food, drink, programs, etc on. Maybe are just a guard rail, which stinks.

If you trike out on the lower level after walking the whole floor, often times you'll have better luck on floors 2 or 3, but most games you'll be able to find a place just fine.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

3rd level right behind home plate in the bar has been our favorite standing place before we had season tickets. On a colder night it is even better, the room is warm but if u get up front near the windows that they open up..it was perfect. We got there about an hour before, but that was two and three years ago when itgot busier.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:47 AM

3rd level right behind home plate in the bar has been our favorite standing place before we had season tickets. On a colder night it is even better, the room is warm but if u get up front near the windows that they open up..it was perfect. We got there about an hour before, but that was two and three years ago when itgot busier.


kieran paid to have that named the 2 gingers bar last year. If you can get a window spot that bar is ok, but like most key locations you have to make that your goal and get there early to nab one. It is also very hot in there, which is not fun once things warm up outside