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The Target Center, official home to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Target CenterMinnesota Lynx, was the first indoor arena designated to be a completely non-smoking facility. At a cost of $104 million dollars, the Target Center first opened its doors on October 13th, 1990, and hosted its first Timberwolves game on October 16th of that year, in which the team played the 76ers. Construction took a total of 27 months, and the facility currently takes up 1.5 square blocks in downtown Minneapolis. The total square footage adds up to over 830,000 square feet, and the arena weighs over 4.1 million pounds. It is capable of holding 19,000 people at any given time. There are approximately 18,500 permanent, theatre-style seats in the Target Center, with additional temporary seating possibilities.

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Target CenterRestrooms are scattered throughout the two concourse levels of the venue, with over 60% of these designed for women. Changing levels within the center is made with ease through the use of the eighteen escalators and 9 elevators in their floor-to-floor transport system. There are possibilities for ten different floor set-ups, and a 2600 foot linear catwalk. The backstage area of the Target Center can hold up to five semi trucks unloading at the same time, and has ten dressing rooms each equipped with its own shower and restroom for the convenience of any performer set. Additionally, the downtown location for the Northwest Athletic Club is located in the basement of the Target Center, utilizing approximately 160,000 square feet of the arena’s space.

The venue was originally owned by Mary Wolfenson and Harvey Raftner, and was sold to the City of Minneapolis in March of 1995. Management of the arena was turned over to SFX Entertainment in 2000, which was sold to Clear Channel, owner of many local radio stations, in 2001. Management of the Target Center again changed hands in May of 2004, when the Minnesota Timberwolves and Nederlander concerts created a joint-venture management company called Midwest Entertainment. The arena was designed to fit the needs of all types of entertainment, and plays host to events ranging from basketball to concerts, family shows to moto-cross. The Target Center has hosted a wide range of big name acts, including U2, Motley Crue, Snoop Dogg, Elton John, Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Celtic Tiger, Josh Groban, Green Day, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Beyonce and Disney on Ice.

The Target Center boasts ownership of one of only two movable arena floors in the country, which can be fully raised or lowered in 25 minutes. There are over 20 concession stands located throughout the venue, and if none of these fit your fancy, the arena is in a central location to some of the best eateries in the Twin Cities. The Target Center is connected by skyway to many of the surrounding parking ramps, ensuring that its patrons never have to step outside in the arctic winter conditions.

The front lobby of the Target Center, located off of First Street in Minneapolis across from the Graves hotel, is an enormous 11,000 square feet, and features a state of the art neon lighting sculpture that dominates the décor. This piece of art is one of the largest neon sculptures in the United States, and is a must-see attraction when visiting this arena.


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