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Opened: October 13, 1990
Capacity: 20,500 seats
Draft Beer: $
Hot Dog: $
600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Arena Parking: $
NBA Basketball Arena Review - Target Center
If you are an avid Minnesota Timberwolves fan, you know that there is nothing like hearing the roar of the crowd at Target Center when the T'Wolves are winning a basketball game. Visiting the Target Center for the first time allows you to see one of the classiest buildings in the NBA, but there is much more to this arena than just its posh styling. In 2004, more than 1,500 seats were added to the 19,000 that were part of the original building. This allows for even more fans to watch all of the exciting on-court action and cheer on their favorite NBA team. A new state-of-the-art 9-by-16 foot video screen hangs above the Target Center floor and its premium LED lighting makes it easy to follow the live action. Getting to the Target Center couldn't be easier. If you are looking to drive your own vehicle to the arena, there is a very concerted effort to keep the flow of traffic moving in an orderly fashion so everyone can make it to the game on time. Whether you are coming from the north on I-35 or from the west on 394 East, there are many different ways to access Target Center. Be advised, however, that the addition of Target Field to the area has changed some flows of traffic, so be aware that there is the possibility that you might need to take a different route than you are used to. Public transportation is also an option for visitors to the Target Center. Its location 1 block away from Warehouse District Light Rail Station makes it very convenient to arrive at the game by means of bus. There is also a train that is available to transport you to and from games so you do not have to worry about the stress of finding parking in the area.
Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill is located inside the arena for your pre and post-game meals. With a wide selection of available beverages and delicious hamburgers, Hubert's is the perfect to sit down and enjoy yourself before you see the Timberwolves take the court. They also have a Happy Hour running everyday from 11 A.M. until 6 P.M. so that you can indulge in some discounted libations any time you please. There is also the Skywalk system, which connects Target Center to many local stores and eateries in case you are looking for something besides traditional bar food before the game.
There are many restaurants in the local area that are ready and willing to give you the service and attention that you deserve either before or after a T'Wolves contest. The Hard Rock Cafe on Hennipen Ave. South is located right across the street from the Target Center and provides a great place to have a drink or enjoy your favorite American entrée. With a great deal of rock-and-roll memorabilia adorning the walls, the Hard Rock Cafe makes your dining experience a truly memorable one. South 9th Street features the famous Hell's Kitchen Restaurant, which provides good fun and great food for all members of the family. Hell's Kitchen is just one of the many Minneapolis restaurants that offer great value for your dollar.
Nightclubs are also aplenty in the Minneapolis area with First Avenue & 7th St. Entry being one of the more popular local hot spots. With dancing at all hours of the night, you can have fun and socialize either before or after attending a Minnesota Timberwolves home game. They have great in-house DJs and live music acts are always being scheduled, so you know that a good time will be had by all. Another great nightspot is Envy Nightclub, which has a great array of different DJs spinning hits from all different genres. With a full bar and bottle service, you can sit back and relax with your favorite drink or get out on the dance floor to show off your moves.
No trip to the Twin Cities would be complete without a stop at the Mall of America. With being the largest fully enclosed retail and entertainment complex in the United States, there is a store that will catch anybody's fancy. Located in Bloomington, which is only 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America features 520 stores, 50 restaurants, and plenty of attractions to keep anyone entertained. You might want to also consider visiting Uptown, which is an area of the city that features young, hip restaurants and shops. Just a quick trip on the number 6 bus will get you to the Uptown section of the city in no time. This is also a good place to visit if you are looking for some of the trendier nightspots in the area, as well.
You cannot argue that new Timberwolves management is making it exciting to be a T'Wolves fan once again. With an infusion of new talent, Minnesota looks to wreak havoc on the NBA's Western Conference in the upcoming seasons. The Target Center provides the perfect location to house this exciting brand of professional basketball, and any sports fan visiting Minnesota knows that they have to pay a visit to the Target Center in order to fully experience what the NBA is all about. .