A multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Target Center is the home floor of the National basketball Association’s Minnesota Timberwolves.
In addition to being the home of the Timberwolves since 1990, it’s also the home court of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Lynx.
The stadium originally costed $104 million when it was completed in 1990, but the price has gone up to $188 million over the years after renovations in 2004 and 2014.
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Management of the facility shifted hands in May 2004 when Clear Channel Entertainment handed the duties to Midwest Entertainment Group.
• Capacity: 19,356
• Opened: October 13, 1990
• Location: 600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1416
• Ground was broken on the Target Center on July 12, 1988. Its construction lasted two years as it was opened on October 13, 1990.
• Originally built in 1990 and owned by the Timberwolves franchise, the stadium was later bought by the City of Minneapolis in 1995.
• The venue hosted the 1994 NBA All Star Game, as well as the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 1995, and the NBA Draft in 2000.
• Target decided to extend their naming rights contract with the team for the facility un September 2011.
Past and Current Teams
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) (1990–present)
Minnesota Arctic Blast (RHI) (1994, 1996)
Minnesota Fighting Pike (AFL) (1996)
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) (1999–present)
Minnesota Valkyrie (LFL) (2011–2013)