I had quite a few firsts last night at Target Field. I was coming down to the Cities to go to the Sunday game against the Braves with my family. My family is staying to go to some of the Rockies series so I had to bring my own car to get back to work on Monday. I decided about half way to Minneapolis that I wanted to go to the game last night.
Problem #1: No ticket. I brought up the Twins website on my phone and found that they have a ticket ordering system for mobile devices. I looked for the best available ticket and at this point it was standing room only. As I got closer to Minneapolis and it got closer to game time the Twins released some more tickets. I got a ticket behind home plate in the upper deck for $30. I didn't figure that was too bad for not having a plan at all.
Problem #2: Road construction. Shortly after I purchased my ticket I ran into a blockade of traffic that held me up. I was getting frustrated cause we weren't going any way. One of the joys of living in North Dakota, even if there is road construction traffic doesn't get backed up as bad in a bigger city.
I have never parked and ran so fast to get into a game. It was fun to be at a game by myself. I got to explore a lot of areas that I wouldn't have normally gone to if I was there with other people. It was also easy to find an open seat in the lower deck and move down.
It was a bad end to the game. Hopefully today goes according to plan...