Minnesota Twins Home Opener Is Sold Out
The Minnesota Twins have announced that their April 5 Home Opener against the Seattle Mariners is officially sold out.
According to TwinsBaseball.com, since the opening of Target Field in 2010, the Twins have drawn 312,768 fans on eight home opener dates for an average crowd of 39,096. The April 5th Home Opener will be the 161st sellout in Target Field history.
Recently they announced some great 2018 Opening Day festivities, including having the ceremonial first pitch be thrown out by the US Olympic Men's Curling Team.
If you had you heart set on going to the game, you can still get tickets through secondary providers. As of March 26, StubHub had still plenty of tickets available for the Twin Home Opener.
If you go, get there early as there will be a line to get in with fans looking to score the free sweatshirt. The Twins also have planned an on-field pregame ceremony that will include:
- Both teams introduced along the foul lines.
- A giant American flag unfurled by Twins Season Ticket Holders.
- Challenger, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, will take flight during the National Anthem. He is a non-releasable Bald Eagle cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation headquartered at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He is named in honor of the space shuttle crew. Challenger was blown from a wild nest as a baby during a storm, and was hand raised by the people who rescued him. Unfortunately, he experienced too much human contact at a very young age and became “humansocialized”. As a result, Challenger thinks he’s a person and cannot survive on his own in the wild. He is cared for by the American Eagle Foundation under federal and state permits for educational purposes. Acting as an ambassador for his species, Challenger has raised a great level of national public awareness about the need to restore and protect America’s eagles, natural resources and environment.
- WWII Veteran Robert O’Connor raising the American Flag. O’Connor entered the service after graduating from high school in 1944. He was deployed to the South Pacific (Philippines) in Feb. 1945. He was wounded twice. The first time he was hit by a mortar shell. The second time he was shot through the shoulder.
- Linda Higgins will raise the Hennepin County flag. Higgins joined the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in November 2012. Before joining the County Board, Commissioner Higgins was the Minnesota State Senator from District 58, representing Downtown and North Minneapolis from 1997 to 2012.