Who knew there were so many excited Twins fans to watch outdoor baseball in 30 degree weather? The Twins released tickets for their first two games at Target Field yesterday. Both of the games sold out in 15-20 minutes. These are only exhibition games and the teams best players will probably only get a sniff of the field, but fans are clamoring to get through the gates. They long to catch a glimpse of the sites and sounds of Target Field for the first time.
Fans will be planning their Easter Weekend around the inaugural trip to the frigid confines of Target Field. The Twins have added many amenities that should help fans stay out of the elements. There are heated areas on the concourse, restaurants to sit in, and even covered concession stands to order food from. Between the new foods to taste and the new beverages to drink there will be a plethora of items to keep fans warm to the heart and soul.
The onslaught of fans interested in exploring every nook and cranny of Target Field might have to wear every piece of winter apparel they can find. The experience will be memorable. I'm just glad that I get to be one of those frigid fans.
~~~Another exciting event for North Dakota fans during the same Easter weekend is the renewal of the Sioux-Bison rivalry. These teams will play two baseball double-headers on Easter Sunday and Monday at the Twins old home, the Metrodome. This will be the first time that the two biggest universities in North Dakota have played against each other since 2005. The weather should be a little more bearable under the Teflon roof.~~~