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Twins Submit Plans To Reconfigure Target Field's Entrance

Moving Gate 34 further out will help the Twins add 5,100 square feet of space inside of the ballpark
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The Twins submitted plans for the primary entrance into Target Field to be "reconfigured this offseason," according to Nick Halter of the MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL. Minnesota Ballpark Authority Dir Dan Kenney said that Gate 34 -- the ballpark's most-used gate -- will be "moved further out from the ballpark, adding 5,100 square feet of space inside of the ballpark." The overhaul is "intended to do two things: speed up security checkpoints and create a bigger and better plaza inside the ballpark where fans can watch the game." The TV broadcast set will be "moved to Section 104 and the raised seating that was once part of the Great Clips section will be torn out." The Twins said that they have a "new salon sponsor, Supercuts." The alterations "return the right field concourse back to the way it was originally." A large turf area will be "added to the space where the gates are currently located -- about 5,800 square feet." There will also be "additional space for food vendors, autograph booths and perhaps live bands." Kenney said that the project will cost $5-6M, with the Twins "funding all of that total" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/9).