The Lakers called Minneapolis home from 1947 to 1960 and during that time period were the toast of the league winning six NBA Championships. Come out and see the Timberwolves take on Minnesota’s former team in this exciting matchup.
There are lots of Wisconsin transplants living in the Twin Cities, so you’ll find a mixed crowd at games against the Bucks. This mix of fans creates a fun atmosphere especially since these teams are in different conferences so there isn’t any bad blood between players or fans.
Timberwolves Stadium Guide
The Minnesota Timberwolves are home to one of the best values in the NBA. You can get extremely cheap tickets on the secondary market making a trip to the Target Center the perfect way to spend a night out or a great road trip for visiting fans.
The Wolves also have an incredible young core, and the team could be among the best in the NBA in a few years. Now is your chance to see budding stars like Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins in person for an affordable price, so don’t miss out.
Additionally, the Target Center is located in downtown Minneapolis, so there’s an abundance of pregame and postgame entertainment. Within blocks of the Target Center, you’ll find all kinds of bars and restaurants including Kieran’s, Fogo de Chao, and the Pourhouse. If you don’t mind walking a bit farther then Nicollet Mall has a lot of establishments worth checking out as well.
If you’re looking for a fun night out in the Twin Cities and don’t want to break the bank then attending a Timberwolves game and grabbing a few drinks at the nearby bars in downtown Minneapolis an excellent option.
The Twolves honor the greatest pro basketball player in Minnesota history with a statue in the arena’s main lobby. The statue pays tribute to Minnesota’s great basketball history and allows fans to remember a time when the Twin Cities were home to a basketball dynasty. Make sure to stop by the George Mikan statue in the Target Center’s lobby and snap a pic.
When visiting Target Center make sure to check out the Lynx championship banners, the Twolves 2004 Midwest Division Champions banner, and Malik Sealy’s retired number 2. The Twolves may not have many championships yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a minute to remember all of the Lynx championships in recent years.
This group of diehard Twolves fans can be found in section 121 standing and cheering on the team for the entire game. Regardless of the Twolves record, you’ll find the Twolves Army cheering them on loudly. If you want to join in on the fun, make sure to get tickets in or near section 121.
When the opposing team is shooting free throws everyone makes noise by howling at the moon inside the Target Center. Join in on this tradition to throw off the other team and aid the Timberwolves in their quest for victory.
Packcussion rhythmic stylings will get everyone in the arena pumped up and cheering. The group performs throughout the arena before and during the game, so make sure you don’t miss them during your trip to the Twin Cities.
The 1st Avenue Breakers will get you and the rest of the crowd going with their insane break dancing moves. Few things rile the Target Center crowd up like the 1st Avenue Breakers, so stay in your seat when they take the court.