Timberwolves Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Northwest Division

Head Coach: Chris Finch

Team Mascot: Crunch the Wolf

Year Opened: 1990

Capacity: 18798

City / State: Minneapolis / Minnesota

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Timberwolves vs Lakers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Lakers

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.

Timberwolves vs Bucks

Rival Team: Milwaukee Bucks

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

In Game

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.

Things to check out

George Mikan Statue

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.

Timberwolves Team Shop

A trip to the Timberwolves Team Store at the Target Center is the perfect way to commemorate your trip. Visit the team shop for your chance to buy all kinds of Timberwolves gear.

Championship and Retired Number Banners

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.

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Twolves Army

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.


Crunch is the Timberwolves loveable mascot. During games you’ll see him performing all kinds of stunts and getting into a lot of trouble, so keep your eyes peeled for him throughout the game.

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Howling at the Moon

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.

Timberwolves Dancers

The Timberwolves Dancers will keep you entertained throughout the game by performing a variety of different dance routines. Don’t miss these talented dancers during your visit to the Target Center.

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Slam Squad

The Slam Squad entertains and excites the crowd with their high flying acrobatics. You’ll rise to your feet when you see these incredible acrobats, so don’t miss their performance.

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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.

1st Avenue Breakers

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.

612 Crew

The 612 Crew will get things bumping with their unique blend of hip-hop moves. Like the 1st Avenue Breakers these guys and gals, get the arena rocking and ready to cheer on the Timberwolves.

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Fight Songs

  1. Let’s go Wolves!

    Let’s go Wolves!

    Let’s go Wolves!

    Let’s go Wolves!

Timberwolves Bars & Restaurants

  1. Pazzaluna


    A wide-ranging Italian menu plus wine in a contemporary space with tall columns & colorful murals.

    360 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$$

  2. DeGidio’s Restaurant & Bar

    DeGidios Bar and Restaurant

    Enduring, family-run eatery & bar serving Italian classics & some American food in a casual space.

    425 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  3. Chicago’s Taste Authority

    CHris And Robs

    Local chain serving Chicago-style hot dogs, sausages & sandwiches in a low-key setting.

    603 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Mancini’s Char House


    Family-run staple presenting charbroiled steaks & lobsters in a timeless space with live music.

    531 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  5. Red River Kitchen

    Red River Kitchen

    A MN food truck story: catering, private parties, off-site liquor catering, taprooms

    258 Walnut St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Downtowner Woodfire Grill

    Downtowner Woodfire

    Elegant Persian eatery preparing steaks, kebabs & pizza with a traditional oak-burning grill.

    253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  7. Kincaid’s


    Branch of an upscale American chain preparing steaks, seafood & cocktails in a sophisticated space.

    380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Mickey’s Diner

    Mickeys Diner

    24-hour landmark diner features a wide variety of traditional comfort dishes in a vintage train car.

    36 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Cossetta Alimentari


    Part of an Italian food complex, this cafeteria-style setup serves classic pastas, hot subs & pizza.

    211 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  10. Eagle Street Grille

    Eagle Street Grille

    Eagle Street Grille features a mob-themed menu. Referencing St. Paul’s notorious reputation in the 1930’s.

    174 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Amsterdam Bar & Hall

    Amsterdam bar

    Belgian beer & Dutch food in a hip, dark music hall hosting local bands on 2 stages & trivia nights.

    6 W 6th St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. Rival House

    Rival House

    Cool, retro-style spot for wood-fired pizza, clever cocktails & craft beer, plus Ping-Pong & darts.

    411 Minnesota St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  13. Burger Moe’s


    Hamburger restaurant with a sports-bar vibe featuring multiple televisions & a long list of beers.

    242 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  14. Meritage


    Polished French bistro featuring a seasonal menu, an oyster bar, long wine list & sidewalk seating.

    410 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$$