Target Center is a multi-purpose arena located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that opened in 1990. It hosts major family shows, concerts, sporting events, graduations, and private events. Target Corporation has held the naming rights to the arena since its opening. The arena has been the home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and is currently also the home of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.

Target Center opened on October 13th, 1990, and is owned by the City of Minneapolis. The facility is managed privately by ASM Global. Target has been the naming rights partner of the arena since its opening and the arena has greeted over 36 million guests and hosted more than 5,000 events in that time.

Target Center’s original owners, Marv Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner, owned and operated the venue and the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first 5 years. In March of 1995, Harv and Marv sold the arena to the City of Minneapolis and Ogden Entertainment was brought on board to manage the facility.

Minnesota Timberwolves Target Centre Minneapolis
Minneapolis Airport

How to Get to Minneapolis

The nearest airport to Target Center is Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) which is approximately 10 miles away. There are several airlines that fly from London to Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) with a flight time of approximately 9 hours. Some of the airlines that operate direct flights from London to MSP include Air France, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Minnesota, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

There are several options for public transportation. Target Center is easy to access from several Metro Transit bus lines or the Blue and Green Metro Transit lines servicing downtown Minneapolis area. Both light rail lines serve Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station, which is a short walk to Target Center. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity with a designated area for pickups and drop-offs at the corner of 1st Avenue and 6th Street that is easily accessible before and after games.

Minneapolis Transit Map
Minneapolis Map

Staying in Minneapolis

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options, there are many hotels to choose from to suit all budgets.

Downtown Minneapolis offers tourists a variety of activities to enjoy within its six different neighbourhoods. The area is home to breath-taking architecture, an eclectic mix of museums, performance spaces, and first-class dining. Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, is located less than a mile away from Target Center. U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings football team, is also located nearby.

You can also explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways that create a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops and restaurants.

Minnesota Timberwolves Tickets

The Minnesota Timberwolves sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NBA is

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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