353 N. 5th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 649-3400
Target Field is the home ballpark of the Minnesota Twins, and is one of the newest and most modern parks in the nation. In its opening season in 2010, ESPN The Magazine named it the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America. In 2014, it hosted Major League Baseball All-Star Game. All of the stadium’s prestige is earned by its elaborate design and fan-centered experience. With such a popular and swiftly-growing stadium making headlines and gaining nationwide notoriety, it’s important for the fans to stay aware of the best ways to arrive and find a good parking spot, including by purchasing spaces ahead of time. Target Field is located in downtown Minneapolis and, according to the MLB, the 40,000-capacity stadium only offers 20,000 spots. With this in mind, there are many key points that a fan must know if they want to get a good spot before the game.
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TARGET FIELD PARKING MAP
Target Field is located in downtown Minneapolis so there is a tight amount of available space and parking had to be fit into the city. Nearby parking ramps A, B, C, and Hawthorne are available for games, totaling to around 7,000 spots.
The Warehouse District, along Washington Avenue and First Avenue, offers individual parking lots on game days.
For street parking, a driver will have to walk about a mile to get to the stadium. Though it is a high-crime neighborhood, the areas to the west of the stadium, around the Olsen Memorial Highway, offer street parking. For a more secluded and comfortable street-parking experience, the St. Anthony West neighborhoods of Northeast Minneapolis offer street parking. From that distance, though, it would be advisable to bring a bike to make up the distance.
OFFICIAL TARGET FIELD PARKING RATES
|Lot||Daily Rate||Monthly Pass||Concerts & Other Events|
|Ramp A||$11||$140||$10 – $15|
|Ramp B||$11||$140||$10 – $17|
|Ramp C||$7.50||$125||$9 – $15|
|Hawthorne||$8.00||$130||$9 – $15|
GETTING TO TARGET FIELD
TAILGATING AT TARGET FIELD
- Because Target Field is located in downtown Minneapolis, there isn’t ample space for tailgating events. Tailgating usually occurs in the Warehouse district, an area that is still within eyesight of the stadium.
- The city has dedicated the northeast portion of downtown as a tailgate-friendly zone. This portion travels north to south, from the Mississippi River to 6th street, and east to west from 11th Avenue to 4th Avenue.
- All tailgating areas correspond to the same rules. Namely:
- Sound-amplifying equipment is prohibited
- There can be no wood-burning fires
- Food must be prepared on charcoal or propane grills
- All trash must be thrown out in the trash bins provided before leaving for the game.
TARGET FIELD HANDICAP PARKING
Both Ramp A and Ramp B offer handicap parking. These ramps provide direct connections to the stadium through a skyway.
TARGET FIELD PARKING TIPS
When to arrive
- The parking is minimal, so it is advisable to get to the stadium at least three hours before a game starts.
The cheapest spots
- The parking ramps are the only official spots, ranging from $7.50 to $11. Otherwise, street parking as well as individual lots will abide by a meter.
Areas/Roads to avoid due to traffic
- The 3rd Avenue Bridge, traveling westbound, is always heavy with traffic on game days.
- The four available ramps will be filled to capacity within an hour of a game, so it is safer to park in the street lots in neighboring areas.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there street parking?
- There is not street parking available around the stadium, but there are areas nearby, such as 11th Avenue, 4th Avenue, and the neighborhoods of St. Anthony West that provide street parking and are nearly a mile away.
Can I tailgate? If so, what are the rules?
- There is no tailgating around the stadium since there are only ramps, but areas such as the northeast portion of downtown offer lots specifically for tailgating, each with specific rules. The general tailgating rules apply, such as no littering and no occupying more than one parking space.
Is it better to take public transportation?
- There are many available uses of public transportation, notably the Route 17 MetroStation bus, that connect directly with the stadium and avoid the ramps. Because of the limited parking options, public transportation would be a very wise choice.
How early do you need to get there to get a spot?
- The spots are limited so it is advisable to arrive at least three hours early.
TARGET FIELD PARKING RESOURCES
Official Target Field Parking Page > Target Field provides its own resources for the ramps, lots, and public transportation
Official Target Field Driving Directionns > Advisable routes to Target Field, based on the various places people are driving from
SpotHero> Fans can reserve cheap parking spaces ahead off time with SpotHero, an easy way to find game day parking.
Downtown Minneapolis Parking Rates > The official rates for all of the ramps and lots available in downtown Minneapolis
Target Field Yelp > A first-hand account of the stadium, straight from the fans themselves