The $129M renovation of the City of Minneapolis owned Target Center is set to begin in the summer of 2016, with suite level improvements as well as a new scoreboard, and continue through the summer of 2017 with locker rooms, concourse improvements, a new lobby, and other features, the city, Timberwolves, and other partners announced today.
In addition to the announcement about the renovations, the funding for which was included in the Vikings stadium funding plan, it was announced that Target will continue to be the named sponsor of the arena.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here is what Target Center will look like in 2017. <a href="http://t.co/QpSxG47VBs">pic.twitter.com/QpSxG47VBs</a></p>— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) <a href="https://twitter.com/APkrawczynski/status/653940006420119553">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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One note of interest is that Target Center is scheduled to be closed for the summer of 2017 to accommodate the work, meaning a temporary home will have to be found for the Minnesota Lynx for that season. No announcement on those possibilities was made.
This renovation follows closely on the opening Mayo Clinic Square, the new practice and training facility for the Wolves and Lynx that has garnered much positive attention for it's integration of practice and workout facilities with sports medicine.