Governor Walz Finally Allows Fans Back in Minnesota Sports Venues

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Pressure has been mounting for Tim Walz to make a decision on whether or not he would allow fan back into the large sports and event venues in the state of Minnesota. Most notably, the Minnesota Twins have been hoping to host 10,000 fans at Target Field on Opening Day.

After a month of silence, the Governor announced today that the Twins, along with other large venues around the state, can resume hosting patrons at a limited capacity. In fact, every business that hosts guests got some good news this morning.

Finally. This was a long time coming. Other states have had fans back in stands safely at this capacity for months and are getting ready to ramp up. But, I’ll take what Walz has given. At least we aren’t California.

There hasn’t been anything posted by the Minnesota Wild or Timberwolves on when they will start allowing fans. But based off the new guidelines, we should see a few thousand people in both the Target and Xcel Energy Centers ASAP.


The Minnesota Wild and St. Paul Saints have announced when and how many fans will be allowed at Xcel Energy Center and CHS Field, respectively.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fans