No point in bringing cigarettes with you to Opening Day at Target Field Monday. The Twins have agreed to ditch the smoking area on the ballpark's plaza. Now if smokers want to light up they'll have to go across the street and won't be readmitted to the game.
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Target Field going 100 percent smoke-free
Target Field will be a 100 percent smoke-free facility starting Friday. Last season, fans were allowed to smoke on the promenade outside of left field. On top of the smoking ban, fans won't be allowed to return inside Target Field if they leave the stadium for a cigarette.
Twins want stake in future light-rail transit hub at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are negotiating a deal with Hennepin County to get a stake in a new light-rail transit hub near Target Field that connects the Hiawatha, Northstar and future Central Corridor lines, the Pioneer Press reports. The $79 million project also includes an entertainment plaza on the north side of the ballpark.
Double play: Chesney returns to Target Field
Country star Kenny Chesney will make Target Field a stop on his "No Shoes Nation" tour on July 12, one year after he and Tim McGraw headlined the first concert at the ballpark. More than 42,500 fans attended that show – and afterward the grass was mostly OK.
Proposed bill would raise the smoking age in Minnesota
Five cities have already raised the smoking age to 21.
Economic impact of Target Field fades
The new ballpark is still a good draw to downtown restaurants and bars, but the Star Tribune reports tax revenue is down. Figures show that sales and use taxes collected at the stadium amounted to $17 million last year, compared to the inaugural season total of $18.6 million. The newspaper also reports it will likely drop again this year because Twins expect 300,000 fewer fans.
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