Visiting Target Center: This is what you need to know

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Target Center opened back in 1990, but there have been several upgrades and renovations since. If you haven’t had a chance to get to Target Center since the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx arena has been upgraded, here’s everything you will need to know ahead of your visit.

Where is Target Center located? 

Target Center is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The address of Target Center is 600 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403.

Who plays at Target Center?

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx play at Target Center. 

What is the capacity of the Target Center?

The capacity at Target Center is 20,000, which is the number of seats at the arena. During Timberwolves games, capacity drops to 18,798.

What time do the doors open at Target Center?

Target Center doors open one hour before the game starts. 

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How much is parking at the Target Center?

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Target Center has almost 25,000 parking spaces in 38 parking lots and ramps downtown, with most providing a short walk or a light rail ride. You can expect to pay around $9 to $15 for parking at Target Center. 

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What can you bring into Target Center?

Target Center allows items and bags no larger than 5” x 9″. Diaper bags and medical bags are subject to a security search.

Is Target Center cashless? 

Target Center is cashless and accepts all major credit cards as payment. You must use credit or debit cards to pay for food, beverages, and merchandise. You can also download the Timberwolves + Target Center app and navigate payment through your smart device too.

How much is a suite at Target Center?

Suites at Target Center cost between $4,000-$8,000 depending on the event and game. Suites at the Target Center feature lounge seating, a bar, and an HDTV. The guests will also receive exclusive access to the Club Level, VIP parking, and private entry into the Target Center.

  • Chairman’s Club Suites are an exclusive sideline-located suite option at the Target Center. Chairman’s Club Suites can accommodate groups of 12-22 guests. 
  • TCL Theater Boxes offer an all-inclusive premium option for small groups on a semi-private balcony overlooking the court. 

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What is there to eat at Target Center?

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There are several delicious spots to eat at Target Center. We have listed locations where you can grab a bite to eat before or during the game. 

  • Butcher and the Boar: Brats, onions, cheese, water, beer, soda, and more are out in sections 106, 205, and 237.
  • The Breakfast Sandwich: Serving breakfast during a basketball game has never been better. The breakfast sandwich stand serves bacon, egg, cheese sandwiches, and more in sections 129 and 225.
  • Chicken Shack: Fried Chicken Tenders, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Cheese Curds, and House-Seasoned Fries – Served with house-made condiments like the Target Center exclusive HOWL Sauce and Midwest favorite ranch dressing are in section 109.
  • Craft Minneapolis Beer: Fans looking to drink local craft favorites from Minnesota can do so at section 104.
  • Molten Melts: The classic Philly cheesesteak and more are in section 136.
  • Budweiser Beer Garden: In section 121, this beer garden offers plenty of drinks on tap for fans to enjoy during game day.
  • Mac Time: Offering a wide range of mac and cheese dishes like smoked brisket for fans to have during a basketball game in section 133.
  • Northwood Diner: Enjoy classic burgers along with fan favorites like the Patty Melt and Mushroom Swiss Burger in section 129.
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich: Serving up the classic hot chicken sandwich and more in section 231.
  • Rolling Smoke: House-smoked Meats like pulled pork, brisket and chicken. Served with classic BBQ sides, and sauces like Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce in section 126.
  • Firehouse Burger: Hamburgers with jalapenos, cheese, lettuce, French fries, and more out in sections 113 and 211.
  • Frozen Spoon: Grab Acai bowls, sundaes, and floats. For adults, spiked floats can be found in section 136.
  • Tot Dish Tacos: Serving up warm tacos and more for fans to enjoy.
  • Gourmet Burger: Fans looking for signature burgers, fries, beers, water, soda, and more can head to section 129.
  • Fhima’s La Belle Epoque: Offering top-of-the-line cocktails and more for fans during a basketball game out in section 126.
  • Life Café: Offering up the Beyond Burger, plant-based chicken dishes, and more in section 106.

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