That sums up my Target Field experience. The Minnesota Twins fans are awesome and truly love their team. I've been to 20+ major league stadiums/cities, and I believe the Twins are in the top 3 of the best fans in baseball if they aren't the best.
I went to the Saturday night game of a day/night double header versus the Orioles. The pitching match-up was Scott Baker vs Kevin Millwood. I was hoping to see Liriano work, but he threw the day game and Scott Baker threw very well so I can't complain. (FYI, click on any of the pictures to make them bigger)
- Again, the fans were terrific. They applauded the "little things" and made them "big things."
- The standing ovation for Mauer's pinch hitting appearance was one of the coolest things I've seen live at a ball game
- The only time anyone booed all game was when a person in a Green Bay Packers sweatshirt was on the scoreboard
- Target Field is very clean and the wide concourses make it easy to navigate around the stadium.
- I love the positioning of the bullpens and how you can watch the pitchers warm up from a "bird's eye view"
- All the Twins employees were friendly and really wanted to make it a positive experience.
- Scott Baker had no-hit stuff early, but lost it due to poor communication between Span and the RF
- Luke Scott hit an absolute bomb later in the game to get rid of the "what-ifs"
- Sat in section 112, row 26. It was close enough to the heaters that even though it was mid-40s temperature, I didn't feel cold with just a sweatshirt.
- The TVs in the sections really aided to the ballpark experience, especially being able to see replays of close pitches/plays.
- Here is a view from the seats
- I understand the Twins felt the need to tidy up the ball park after the first game, but they didn't open the gates until 6PM for a 7:00 start, and the lines to get in were long at every gate.
- Being my first and probably only time going to the new stadium, I wanted as much time as I could to examine each of the features of the park
- The concession lines were very slow, as I missed an inning plus of the game to get a Murray Steak Sandwich
- For those who plan on going to Target Field, you can skip the Murray Steak Sandwich. It's overpriced and didn't even taste good. Disappointing
- Something needs to be done about exiting on the light rail after the game
- It's great that it's so convenient and literally 100 feet from the stadium, but it was quicker to walk a mile and get the train at the next stop or two then to wait on the line just to get on the rail.
Here are a couple other pics from the game, enjoy!