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Country music hits a grand slam at Target Field

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw made history with their "Brothers of the Sun" tour in Minneapolis on Sunday. A sell-out crowd of more than 40,000 fans filled the Twins ballpark for the first-ever concert at Target Field.
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Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw made history with their "Brothers of the Sun" tour in Minneapolis on Sunday. A sell-out crowd of more than 40,000 fans filled the Twins ballpark for the first-ever concert at Target Field.

It took about 90 hours to transform the ballpark into a concert venue. Check out the time-lapse below:

It may be just a matter of time before Target Field hosts its next concert. Twins officials told the Star Tribune they could see concerts becoming an annual event.

WCCO,KSTP and KARE 11 have video from the sold-out show.

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