1. Minnesota Day
If you want to tailgate before a Twins spring training game, then Minnesota Day is the time to do so. The huge tailgate party is the one time during spring training that tailgating is allowed, and it’s an excellent time for Minnesotans to get together and party before the game. Minnesota Day is scheduled for March 4, 2018.
Stop by and get a picture of yourself with the waterfall outside Hammond Stadium. The waterfall is a fun feature of the ballpark and provides a fun photo op as well.
If you want to get an autograph from your favorite Twin during spring training, then the best way to do so is by hanging out on the first base side of practice field #5 during warm-ups. However, if you don’t want to get to the ballpark that early, you can get autographs before the game in Sections 114 and 115, which are between the Twins dugout and bullpen. Those of you looking for autographs from the opposing team will want to find yourselves in Sections 101 and 102 before the game.
4. Ballpark Distance Sign
Make sure to see the sign outside Hammond Stadium, which tells you the distance between the ballpark and the Twins’ regular season home Target Field. The sign is a can’t-miss part of attending spring training at Hammond Stadium, so don’t miss it during your trip.
5. Churchill Downs Inspired Exterior
Hammond Stadium is one of the best looking spring ballparks thanks to its Churchill Downs inspired exterior. The design gives the ballpark a unique look, so take a minute to enjoy it before entering the stadium.
6. Street Names
All the streets around Hammond Stadium are named after Twins legends, which is a nice touch that makes the ballpark feel like the home of the Twins. Check out the street signs during your visit to see which greats have been honored.
7. Twins Practices
Twins practices begin at 9 am, and you can catch the big league team working out on practice field #5 next to the stadium, the field even has bleachers for the fans. If you want to watch some of the minor leaguers gear up for the season, then stop by fields numbers 1 through 4. Additionally, you can see both the Twins and the opposing team take batting practice in the cages below the third base concourse when outside the stadium.
8. Team Store
You won’t find a better place to buy some Twins merchandise than at the two-level store behind home plate. The Team Store has a wide selection of Twins gear including jerseys, caps, t-shirts, and more, so check it out during your visit to Hammond Stadium.
9. Kids Zone
The Kids Zone, located on the veranda, is the perfect place to take restless kids before or during the game. Kids will love the speed pitch and other inflatables, so don’t miss it during your trip to Hammond Stadium.
10. Third Base & Right Field Bars
Grab a drink during the game at the full-service bar. You’ll find a variety of drinks here, so no matter what you’re looking for you won’t leave the bar thirsty. You’ll also have a fantastic view of all the action on the field as well.