2016 Major League Baseball Road Trips: AL Central

Photo by Minnesota Twins

Photo by Minnesota Twins

Minnesota’s Target Field:

Target Field opened in 2010, a beautiful outdoor stadium to replace the indoor playpen of a stadium the Twins had previously played in called the Metrodome. It’s a bit of a risk to have a ballpark without a roof in a place like Minneapolis, but it has so far paid off for the Twins.

Target Field’s entry gates are numbered for Twins legends including Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek and Harmon Killebrew. Target Plaza, behind right field, has statues for all of those same guys except Oliva. Target Plaza also has a huge Golden Glove to honor all Twins players who have won one.

Want to sample some local food? You can get walleye here and can’t do that in any other ballpark. There’s also wild rice soup and a State Fair Stand that served all kinds of food on a stick, the way God and Midwesterners intended.

Check Out: The Budweiser roof deck in left field. It has a bonfire!

Fun Fact: The home plate in this park is the same as the one from the Metrodome. They opted not to bring over the crazy right field baggie though.

That wraps up our trip through the ballparks of the AL Central, every one of them housing a team with a rich history. Hope you can visit one or more during the season to explore on your own. Happy Trails!

Coming next: The NL West!

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