Friday, May 9, 2014

My Target Field experience

Well it may have taken me all week, but I'm finally getting around to doing a post about my experience at the baseball game last Friday!  We had so much fun! Again, I commented on this last Friday - we've had this beautiful outdoor ball field for several years now, but this was my first time actually getting a chance to go there in person!

The seats were AMAZING.  I was lucky to have been given tickets from a vendor through work - my boss doesn't take those kind of gifts for himself, but is happy to let his employees have them, so he gave me first dibs.  I had no idea just how awesome these seats would be, even after a friend of mine had told me how great they were.  They were in what is called the Legends Club - so these are not just your average general admission tickets.  There are tons of exclusive bars and food vendors as well as tables and chairs inside behind the glass that still gives you lots of views of the field if the weather was not good.  Thankfully it was actually pretty decent outside, so we went ahead and found our seats once we arrived - they were padded!! No sore behinds for us!  We were also lucky enough to be under an overhang that provided some nice protection from the wind.

We were to the left of home plate, between 3rd and home.  I have heard people say there really isn't a bad seat in the entire park and I do believe that is true - but I sure liked our location!  I absolutely love the city skyline in the background as well!

After the first inning was over we decided to wander around a bit in search of food and beer.  The downside for craft beer lovers like ourselves, the good beer can be hard to find.  They had some Summit at the bars which is decent, but we were hoping to find Surly.  We chose Summit though because it's "better than a poke in the eye", as the Pants Monkey would say.  The bartenders were SO friendly and personable - they make sure to call you by name.  I forgot to mention, another perk of the Legends club is that there is a person that comes around takes food and beer orders at your seat and will bring stuff to you if you want!  We didn't take advantage of that, but the gal serving our area seemed very friendly and attentive.  For dinner I had a turkey bacon wrap (I love wrap sandwiches!) and The Pants Monkey had a Cuban sandwich.  I know we didn't even come close to finding all the amazing food the field has to offer - it was easy to just stay in the area where we were.

After another couple of innings we went and bought Mr. Monkey a hat, used the restrooms (no lines!  So awesome!) and then we found Surly beer!  One of the bars up there had it after all.  So of course we had to have one.  And I decided I just had to have one of the helmet cup sundaes I used to get when I was a kid and the Pants Monkey had to have a hot dog, because you just can't not have a hotdog at a baseball game!  We were definitely in food comas after that!

Sadly, the Twins really didn't play well that evening - they didn't score once - but it was so fun to just be out on a date without the baby, sitting outside on a nice spring evening and enjoying the sites and sounds of our fine city.  I know we would never be able to afford those type of tickets regularly - but I have heard you can sometimes score deals on StubHub - especially when they aren't playing so well.  I also learned my aunt and uncle have season tickets in this area too and sometimes are looking for people to use them, so my mom planted the bug that we'd be happy to help with that on occasion!  Overall I really enjoyed my first trip to Target Field, well worth the wait!  If you ever visit Minnesota, it's a must see attraction!


  1. I'm so jealous! Baseball games are great fun; just being there is exciting.

    Glad you were treated like VIPs. When I go, I have to sit with the riff-raff; my whole life I've lusted for good seats but never gotten any. I don't know the right people like you do. :-)

  2. Sounds like you had a fun evening Beth! Enjoy your weekend:)

  3. There's something magical about going to a live sporting event! I really love it, and I'm so not good with crowds. Glad you found your beer - that makes it special.

  4. That sounds like it was such a fun night out! So nice that your boss gave you the tickets and the seats were so great!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Gah! This looks like so much fun!! I am going to my first baseball game of the year tonight, I will have to look for this Surly's you speak of. Glad you had fun!

  6. Glad you had a great time. Thanks Bethie for you saying I am a great Mom. wow. thank you. Have a Happy Mother's Day to you, you new Mommy! ♥, Renae

  7. That sounds like a pretty good first time there! I have never been, either. I do't love baseball, but still think it would be fun to go!

  8. Looks like so much fun! I took Paul to his first baseball game last year (Orioles) and it was an awesome time - our seats werent quite as good as yours but it was still really fun!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  9. This sounds like it was such a fun night!! We have a minor league team here in Columbus and they built a new stadium a few years ago. It's a fun way to spend an evening downtown during the summer!


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