Minnesota is hosting the world's largest Twister game Tuesday night

There are more than 50,000 spots in the outfield.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

They're having a pretty mediocre season, but the St. Paul Saints are sure to make Tuesday a record-breaking night on their home field. 

Regardless of whether they win or lose against the Wichita Wingnuts, they'll follow that game with another one – a round of Twister on the world's biggest board. 

As they promised before the season, the Saints have painted thousands of regulation-size Twister circles on the outfield grass at CHS Field for Tuesday night's game. 

The fun starts with the Saints and Wingnuts playing a ballgame on the newly polka-dotted field. 

And we hope they won't smear the colors too much because when they're finished all the fans will be invited down to join Saints players in a Twister game that aims to break a world record. 

An overnight transformation

On Monday night the Saints played Wichita on their regular ol' green grass field, winning 2-1

As soon as it was over the painters sprang into action and wound up working most of the night. 

Here's a video the Saints put together chronicling their overnight outfield transformation. 

In their preseason announcement the Saints said they planned to put 70,896 spots on the field. But apparently that's more than the outfield can hold. 

The team says the final product is more than 50,000, though, which sounds like more than enough to break the Guinness World Record.

The current record for "largest playable Twister board" was achieved at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, a couple years ago when 1,200 regular-sized boards were pushed together for one big Twister game.

That means the Texas game would've had 28,800 dots – well short of our 50-some thousand. 

A Minnesota invention

There's justice in bringing a Twister record to Minnesota because we're the game's home state. 

Its co-creators worked for a St. Paul company, Reynolds Guyer House of Design. 

The first Twister game was sold in 1966 and it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2015.

Next Up

Miguel Sano

Twins blow lead, drop to numbing 0-7 in extra innings

Byron Buxton left the game in the ninth inning with an apparent injury.

Minnesota State Fair

There will be no state-ordered restrictions for the State Fair this year

Fair organizers could still implement their own COVID safety restrictions.

Walz-May 6 - address

Walz: Prepare for a summer 'where just the simple pleasures will be back again'

But the governor made clear vaccinations are key to getting there more quickly.

moderna vaccine covid

Drug trial shows Moderna vaccine is 96% effective in teens

The drugmaker still needs federal authorization following more studies.

raku sushi

St. Louis Park restaurant owners accused in 'sophisticated' tax fraud scheme

They're accused of underpaying sales taxes by nearly $240,000.

uss minneapolis bell

Minneapolis Parks to get historic bell, wheel back from Minnetonka HS

The bell and wheel were stolen years ago and were discovered last year at Minnetonka High School.

Kellen Mond

Coller: Draft solidifies that 2021 holds answers to Vikings' future at QB

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Related

The Saints will let you get Twisted in St. Paul this summer

The Saints will turn their outfield into the world's largest Twister game for one night in August.

Play the 31 Gamecraft games at a craft brewery this weekend

The 31 games were put together in 48 hours as part of a marathon game jam.

Screen Shot 2019-12-19 at 1.12.34 PM

Bloomington kid sets world record for largest mouth

Since he's only 15, he's still growing...

Start saving those empties! Milk carton boat races are back this summer

The former mainstay of the Minneapolis Aquatennial is a free-standing event now, along with sand castle building.

There's a hot dog on a donut with bacon inside – oh, and also baseball

St. Paul Saints games will feature some Fair-ly good food combinations this summer.