TwinsFest 2014 will move to Target Field; dates are Jan. 24-26
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins, in conjunction with the Twins Community Fund, today (Monday, July 1) announced that they will host “TwinsFest at Target Field,” a first-of-its-kind event in 2014.
The annual festival, which runs from Jan. 24-26, will feature all new fan experiences that accentuate Target Field, while continuing the popular player autograph and photo sessions.
The obvious question, considering Target Field is an outdoor facility, is: Where will the activities be held? Chris Iles, corporate communications, says: “We will utilize a variety of indoor spaces at Target Field and potentially some outdoor spaces. Plans are still being finalized and complete details will be announced at a later date.”
“We’re excited to bring TwinsFest home to Target Field,” said Twins President Dave St. Peter. “Hosting this at our ballpark gives us a chance to reinvent this great event, providing creative new experiences for our fans in a smaller, more intimate setting.
“And perhaps most importantly, the event again promises to raise significant proceeds for the Twins Community Fund and its many worthwhile programs.”
As in years past, more than 60 current, former and future Twins players are expected to appear throughout the course of the weekend. Ticket prices and additional details will be announced at a later date.
Since its creation in 1989, TwinsFest has become a staple of the Minnesota sports scene. While the H.H.H. Metrodome has been the primary venue for TwinsFest, the event has also been hosted at Mall of America and the National Sports Center. The Metrodome will no longer be available since it will be demolished soon after the 2013-14 Minnesota Vikings season is over. A new Vikings stadium will be located at the site of the Metrodome.
TwinsFest, one of the largest team-run fan festivals in professional sports, is the largest annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Over the past 25 years TwinsFest has raised more than $4.2 million for programs and organizations supported by the Twins Community Fund.
About the Twins Community Fund
Established as a nonprofit organization in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through and association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of directors representative of the Upper Midwest. Target, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Best Buy, U.S. Bank and Delta Air Lines are Cornerstone Partners; contributing annually to the Twins Community Fund. For more information or to make a contribution, visit http://www.twinsbaseball.com/community.