Twins scaling up to 60%, hope for full ballpark by 4th of July

Gov. Tim Walz announced the expiration dates for some COVID-related restrictions; expect Target Field to ramp up starting now

Twins hope Target Field can welcome a full crowd by July 4.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced last week that the COVID-related restrictions are nearing their expiration date. That included eliminating the max capacity of outdoor entertainment spaces like Target Field, which means that the Twins theoretically could just dial it up to 100 for their next homestand.

They’re going to be more measured than that, though, according to Twins’ SVP of Operations, Matt Hoy. The Twins are setting a self-imposed cap of 50-60% for May games, Hoy said Sunday in a radio interview on Twins Today. The plan after that would be 80% for June games, and the possibility of a full ballpark by the 4th of July.

The Target Field capacity limit was 10,000 for their first 17 home games, which in practice meant something like 9,600 or 9,700 tickets sold per game. To get to 60% seating would mean more like 24,000 fans in attendance as the weather warms up.

Those May tickets are on sale right now, and ticket buyers will be given priority, Hoy said, for dates later on the calendar. He added that some reduced parking rates in the surrounding ramps – A, B and Hawthorne – will continue.