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Parking at Target Field for Minnesota Twins Baseball Games

Where to Park at Target Field - The Best Place to Park at Target Field

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Fans enter the stadium before the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins during Opening Day on April 8, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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The new Minnesota Twins ball park, Target Field, opened in downtown Minneapolis in April 2010. The capacity of Target Field is 40,000, and according to the MLB, there are 20,000 parking spaces within a five block walk of Target Field. So where's the best place to park to see a Minnesota Twins baseball game at Target Field?

Parking Ramps for Target Field

Three large parking ramps, the City of Minneapolis' A, B, C, and Hawthorne municipal parking ramps, are the closest parking for Target Field, and have 7,000 spaces between them. Parking will cost between $7 and $11.

Map of the City of Minneapolis' Parking Ramps, and Parking Fees.

Several more municipal and private parking ramps are a short walk away, many connected most of the way to Target Field by the skyway system.

Here's a map of the private and municipal parking ramps close to Target Field.

Parking Lots and Surface Parking for Target Field

There are currently several surface parking lots in the Warehouse District, many along Washington Avenue and First Avenue, who will be happy to charge you event rate parking for the game.

Will there be any new parking lots to cater to the extra demand for parking now Target Field is open? The business and commercial neighborhood to the north and east of Target Field has several vacant parking lots, but they will be off-limit to baseball fans, at least for the present. The City of Minneapolis has said that it will not issue any more commercial parking permits for these lots, saying that there is sufficient parking already for ballpark goers.

Metrodome surface parking lots are still going to be available for use, and the Light Rail connects the Twins' old home to their new ball park. Riding the light rail across downtown from the Metrodome to Target Field only costs 50c.

Meter Parking at Target Field

Meters in the blocks near Target Field now have an eight hour time limit. Bring quarters, dollars or a Minneapolis Parking Card. Parking will cost $4 for eight hours.

Watch out for meters further away, as they still have the regular two hour limit for parking.

Street Parking for Target Field

If you are looking for free street parking for Target Field, you can find it, but expect to walk around a mile, or a little more, to the ball park. The neighborhoods to the west of the ballpark, around the Olsen Memorial highway, have the closest free street parking but are also a higher-crime neighborhood.

Alternatives are parking in the industrial neighborhoods between I-94 and the Mississippi River, but probably the best place to look for free street parking is on the other side of the river, in the quieter St. Anthony West neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis.

Consider bringing your bikes - park, then bike from your car, as there are plenty of bike racks close by Target Field.

Alternatives to Parking at Target Field - Riding the Bus and Train

The new Light Rail station for Target Field is right outside the ballpark, and Metro Transit will run extra trains on game days. There are large, free, park and ride lots at the 28th Avenue station and the Fort Snelling station in south Minneapolis.

Several Metro Transit bus routes serve Target Field too.

Figure out your route to the ball game at MetroTransit.org.

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