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Celebrating 30th birthday, Target Center offering prize to one lucky person

The arena wants people to submit their memories from Target Center.

Target Center turns 30 years old this year, and it's celebrating by launching a contest with a unique prize for the winner.

The Minneapolis arena has played host to some of the world's great acts since opening its doors on Oct. 13, 1990, and on Monday launched the first of what will likely be a number of birthday celebrations to mark its 30th year.

As part of its #TargetCenter30 promotion, the arena is asking for visitors to share their favorite Target Center memory over the past 30 years.

The prize? A pair of tickets to every Target Center event for the rest of 2020.

That would include every Timberwolves and Lynx game left this season and the start of next, various Minnesota high school competitions, and concerts including Rogers Waters, Dan + Shay, and The Impractical Jokers, not to mention many more yet to be announced.

You can enter here, or you can do it by following @TargetCenterMN on Instagram or Twitter, share a photo video of your Target Center memory, and use the hashtag #TargetCenter30.

Target Center memories

But what memories to share? On the musical side, perhaps you recall Prince's career-spanning 1997 show, U2's 2005 concert that broke the arena's capacity record, or the return of Christine McVie with Fleetwood Mac in 2014.

There are plenty of memories for Timberwolves fans, albeit not as many as you'd have hoped, but the return of Kevin Garnett in 2015, the 2004 Western Conference Finals against a Kobe-inspired Lakers, and the long-awaited debut of Ricky Rubio in 2011 live long in the memory.

There are more memories for Lynx fans, given that Target Center was the scene of no fewer than four title-winning seasons. For emotional moments, how about Lindsay Whalen's farewell in 2018?

For wrestling fans, how about when Target Center hosted SummerSlam 1999, which saw then Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura become the guest referee for the WWF Title match between Mankind, Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

A reminder too that Target Center has been the host of some insane high school basketball moments, not least Amir Coffey's quadruple overtime buzzer beater, and Blake Hoffarber's famous "butt shot."

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