1. Minnie and Paul
Proudly showcased in the center field is the original Twins logo featuring Minnie and Paul. Throughout the game, they light up and shake hands depending upon what’s happening. When the Twins score (aside from a home run) the strobe lights trace the border signifying a player running around the bases; each strikeout the corners flash to portray the strike zone; after a home run, the strobe lights flash, Minnie and Paul shake hands, and the Mississippi River flows. There’re a couple of others so pay attention to Minnie and Paul throughout the game.
2. Target Plaza
Behind the right field gate is Target Plaza, a gathering place for fans. The Plaza is home to the statues of former Twins players, as well as a monument that shows all the venues where Minnesota-based baseball teams have played. There is a lot to see in the Plaza, so stop by before entering the stadium.
3. Twins Tradition Wall
Stop by the Tradition Wall and see a list of every player to have played for the Twins since the moved to Minnesota in 1961. The wall also features pennants celebrating the Twins World Series, league championship, and division championship titles.
4. Golden Glove Statue
On Target Plaza is a giant gold glove sculpture where lots of fans sit and take photos. The glove recognizes all of the Twins players Gold Glove winners and is a must-see when taking in a game at Target Field.
5. Kirby Puckett Statue
Stop by the Target Plaza and check out the Kirby Puckett statue. The statue depicts Puckett during his home run trot in Game Six of the 1991 World Series and does an excellent job of honoring one of the most beloved players in Twins history.
6. Target Field Baseball Statue
Check out the Target Field statue when attending a Twins game. The statue is located on Target Plaza and features a giant baseball.
7. Calvin Griffith Statue
The Calvin Griffith statue celebrates the former Twins owner who moved the Twins to Minnesota from Washington D.C. Without Griffith there would be no Twins as we know them, so stop by and see the statue before entering the stadium.
8. Pohlads Statue
The Twins honor their longtime owners with a statue on Target Plaza. Stop by and see the statue dedicated to the Pohlads during your trip to Minneapolis.
9. Gates Numbers and Statues
You might notice the odd numbering system for the gates around the stadium. Instead of being in numerical order, the gates are numbered after former Twins legends such as Tony Olivia (Gate 6) and Kent Hrbek (Gate 14). The gates correspond with the player’s position and are a unique aspect of Target Field. Additionally, each gate has a statue of the player nearby, so take a walk around the stadium before the game to see them all.
Target Field prominently features Minnesota limestone as a design component. All around the stadium you’ll see limestone features, which give Target Field a unique look.