You heard rumblings last week, but this morning the Twins announced the changes that will be happening in centerfield at Target Field. An upper level called Minnie and Paul's will be for everyone. A mezzanine level will be for season ticket holders, an all-inclusive location with great site lines. There is a link below to a web page with much more information and video.
Here is the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Minnesota Twins Unveil Plans for Multi-Level Centerfield Gathering Spaces at Target Field
Minnie & Paul’s designed to be a must-visit destination for all fans
CATCH will serve as all-inclusive premium season ticket venue
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Twins today unveiled plans to reconfigure Target Field’s centerfield seating area into multi-level fan gathering spaces featuring great sightlines as well as signature food and beverage options. The enhancements will be the most extensive renovations at Target Field to date and are designed to activate and energize a previously underutilized portion of the ballpark.
“The Twins are committed to continually improving Target Field with a focus on delivering the best fan experience in professional sports,” said Twins President Dave St. Peter. “We’re excited to unveil these unique spaces to our fans with a belief that they make the ballpark better.”
The upper level (Club Level) will be named Minnie & Paul’s and will be open to all fans. Minnie & Paul’s, a Twins-themed pub located under the ballpark’s iconic center field celebration sign, will also feature Minnesota-branded food options while serving as a stylish gathering space for fans of all ages.
The lower tier (Mezzanine Level) will be known as CATCH, an intimate all-inclusive club with limited access for approximately 120 season ticket members. The exclusive CATCH will feature great views of the field, unparalleled access to the latest technology and a vibrant entertainment experience. This new premium space will be all-inclusive with beverages and a variety of tapas-style foods included in the season ticket price. Season ticket per-game prices will range from $75 to $85 within CATCH.
“We’re thrilled to introduce this new and exclusive venue within the ballpark,” said Mike Clough, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service for the Twins. “We are confident our season ticket holders will enjoy the intimate atmosphere and abundant amenities. Members of CATCH will enjoy its all-inclusive menu and great views of the game while enjoying the high end club experience in this vibrant environment.”
The renovations will be completed prior to the 2016 season and will become a destination for Twins fans and a popular location for events, private functions and meetings year-round. The Minnesota-branded food options within Minnie & Paul’s will be announced at the 2016 Target Field Food and Beverage Preview.
Because of the extreme demand for tickets and limited ticket inventory, a random selection process will take place to determine which fans will have an opportunity to purchase tickets within CATCH. Fans interested in purchasing season tickets in the exclusive CATCH must register at www.twinsbaseball.com/premiumCATCH by Wednesday, Nov. 18.
POPULOUS, the Kansas City-based sports architecture firm which led the design of Target Field, is also spearheading the re-design of the ballpark’s centerfield seating sections. Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction will oversee construction of the new spaces with work slated to begin shortly.