Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby MNdible » October 27th, 2015, 2:10 pm

Bunch of whiners.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby mister.shoes » October 27th, 2015, 3:12 pm

Didn't seem to bother the opponents...
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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby Mikey » October 28th, 2015, 6:17 am

mister.shoes wrote:Didn't seem to bother the opponents...
And the trees at Coors Field didn't deem to bother Cuddy while he played there. :evil:
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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby twincitizen » October 28th, 2015, 9:30 am

And the Twins won 94 games in 2010, the only season that the batter's eye pine trees were in place.

A couple guys whined (namely, Cuddyer) and the trees were removed. The arbor vitae shrubs they later installed were pretty lame anyways and won't be missed. Maybe this'll be the impetus to get the trees back in the batter's eye?

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby Yourpalborno » October 28th, 2015, 11:06 am

twincitizen wrote:Maybe this'll be the impetus to get the trees back in the batter's eye?
Could we at least grow some ivy? The current black panels create a batter's eye that does not mesh with the style of the stadium.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby MNdible » November 6th, 2015, 4:24 pm

The Target Field bonds are now on schedule to be paid off a decade ahead of time.

Strib article.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby Wedgeguy » November 6th, 2015, 6:26 pm

MNdible wrote:The Target Field bonds are now on schedule to be paid off a decade ahead of time.

Strib article.
I hope they do. It will take away ammunition that bonds for public/private buildings leave taxpayers on the hook. It will show that that can be used when there is a strong product. The stadium is strong, the Twins are so so. But the Pohlads keep investing in the stadium which is a good thing.

Hopefully the United Properties can get the office tower build and filled and that will be another feather in their cap. This is what the Metrodome should have done. Unfortunately the city seemed to run more interference than promotion for the DTE land to get developed back then. There are at least a good half dozen projects that use Target Field/Target Field station as a marketing tool. Something that was not done in the 80's.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby nfschauer » February 22nd, 2016, 10:41 am

Any news of the new center field restaurant/bar? Opening day is just over a month away and I have yet to see an article or pictures!

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby mattaudio » February 22nd, 2016, 11:11 am

Good, hopefully when the Target Field bonds are paid off in 2026, the county can have some mercy and redirect subsequent revenues to our Vikings debt until that is also retired.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby amiller92 » February 22nd, 2016, 11:16 am

mattaudio wrote:Good, hopefully when the Target Field bonds are paid off in 2026, the county can have some mercy and redirect subsequent revenues to our Vikings debt until that is also retired.
I'm going off of very hazy memory, but aren't the Target Field bonds and related revenue stream at the county level? Not sure they can be redirected toward city obligations easily.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby Mikey » February 22nd, 2016, 11:57 am

Correct - as the law currently stands, the Hennepin Co .15% sales tax is only for the Twins Stadium and some odds and ends, and it goes away once the stadium is paid off.

Of course, the legislature could always amend that...

All this gets to a real issue we have (regardless of how you feel about them in the first place)- all these sports facilities are owned by different gov't bodies and there's zero coordination between them
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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby mattaudio » February 22nd, 2016, 12:47 pm

amiller92 wrote:I'm going off of very hazy memory, but aren't the Target Field bonds and related revenue stream at the county level? Not sure they can be redirected toward city obligations easily.
I'm fully aware of that, just dreaming.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby mattaudio » April 18th, 2016, 1:41 pm

There's an open appointment for the Ballpark Authority (Governor appoints), which I assume was the seat Martin Sabo held until he died. Who's applying? http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=308

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby bapster2006 » July 3rd, 2016, 7:48 pm

This area has really come together.

ImageTarget Field Station 7-3-16 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby mister.shoes » July 4th, 2016, 11:06 pm

Good thing, too, as the view inside the stadium is a smoldering tire fire of a disaster (going to the game Wed).
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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby bapster2006 » July 5th, 2016, 7:46 am

The Twins had a good win on Sunday when I went. Plus, two helicopters did a low fly-over for military appreciation day. Good luck on Wednesday.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby seamonster » July 5th, 2016, 8:03 am

mister.shoes wrote:Good thing, too, as the view inside the stadium is a smoldering tire fire of a disaster (going to the game Wed).
Care to elaborate? Which view inside the stadium? I'm not sure that I disagree, but...

I went to the game yesterday - upper deck behind home plate. I only go a couple times a year, so this might not be an issue for the regulars, but there were so many scoreboards and so much data presented everywhere (batter's birthplace, how their last at-bat was scored, last pitch speed and type, etc.) I couldn't even find the basic count for the current batter. Is it 2 and 1 or 3 and 1? Took me forever to find it.

Anyway, I think the view from the lower decks down the third baseline looking back toward downtown is beautiful. Our ugliest tall skyscraper is featured prominently, but what can you do about that.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby Nathan » July 5th, 2016, 8:08 am

He's talking about the twins' performance this season. Not any particular view of the city.

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby SkyScraperKid » July 5th, 2016, 9:19 am

Do trains stop at the new station now or both station at Target field?

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Re: Target Field and Target Field Station Development

Postby seamonster » July 5th, 2016, 9:57 am

Nathan wrote:He's talking about the twins' performance this season. Not any particular view of the city.
It doesn't bother me that I am so dense sometimes. It bothers me that I am so publicly dense. :oops:


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