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The Target Center
The Target Center

The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Association's Minnesota Timberwolves and Women's National Basketball Association's Minnesota Lynx. It was formerly home to the Arena Football League team Minnesota Fighting Pike in 1996. The City of Minneapolis has owned the arena since 1994, although management has changed hands a few times. Most recently, the management was changed in May 2004 from Clear Channel Entertainment to Midwest Entertainment Group, a joint venture of the Timberwolves and Nederlander Concerts. The Timberwolves originally built and owned the arena in 1990. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Motto: En Avant (French: forward) Nickname: City of Lakes location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Founded Incorporated 1850s 1867  County Hennepin County Mayor R.T. Rybak (DFL) Area  - Total  - Water 142. ... Target Corporation NYSE: TGT was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a National Basketball Association team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The WNBA logo, “Logo Woman”, was selected out of 50 different designs. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association basketball team that was formed in 1999. ... Current Arena Football League logo The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Minnesota sports ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8(?) Nick Berg • 7 Waldemar Milewicz Other recent deaths Ongoing... Clear Channel Communications is a media company based in the United States of America. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...

In 2004 Target Center underwent a major renovation that saw the replacement of all 19,006 of its original seats plus the addition of nearly 1,500 new seats as well as the reconfiguration of the lower bowl to make the arena more fan-friendly. In addition the arena's original scoreboard was replaced with a new state-of-the-art 9-by-16 foot video screen and state-of-the-art LED signage, LED signage on the upper deck fascia, a new luxury lounge (Club Cambria) and improved access for fans with disabilities. Today Target Center seats 20,500 for basketball and from 13,000 to 19,500 for concerts. A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ...

U.S. Bank Theater

Target Center can convert into a 3,000-to-7,500-seat theater known as the U.S. Bank Theater. The Theater contains a moveable floor-to-ceiling curtain system that allows the venue to by transformed based on specific show needs. In addition to concerts, the U.S. Bank Theater can also be used for family and Broadway shows.

Target Center is a block away from the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue terminus of the Hiawatha Line. The arena is also across the street from the well-known Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue and an entertainment complex known as Block E. Hiawatha light-rail vehicle #111 near Cedar-Riverside station The Hiawatha Line is a 12 mile (19 kilometer) light rail corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota that extends to the southern suburb of Bloomington, in Hennepin County connecting downtown Minneapolis to the Minneapolis-St. ... First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis First Avenue and 7th Street Entry are a cornerstone of the Midwest music scene, and serve as an historic landmark of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

External links

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  • Aerial Views of Target Center, StadiumFind.com
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Target: March 2000 (729 words)
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