April 18, 2012
Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Gopher baseball program today announced additional details for the Golden Gopher baseball game at Target Field scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 against the Penn State Nittany Lions.
The tickets for the game will be sold only at the Target Field ticket windows starting at 9 a.m. on May 5. Tickets for the game will be general admission, costing $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be sold at the Target Field ticket windows on Target Plaza and may be purchased with cash only. There will be no checks or credit cards taken at the ticket window.
Fans can enter Target Field through Gate 29, which will open 30 minutes prior to game time.
The 2012 season marks the third-straight year the University of Minnesota baseball team will play at Target Field. The Gophers played in the first-ever game at Target Field on March 27, 2010 against Louisiana Tech in front of 36,056 fans, the second-largest crowd to ever witness a collegiate baseball game. Last year as the Metrodome roof was being restructured, the Twins and Target Field opened the doors to the Gophers and played 12 Big Ten Conference games against Purdue, Northwestern, Iowa and Ohio State.
"The Minnesota Twins are committed to making Target Field a community asset and are proud to host our friends at the University of Minnesota for this game at Target Field," said Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins. "The Twins have long enjoyed a special relationship with the University of Minnesota and applaud the baseball program's ongoing tradition of excellence."
"We've had a long-term relationship with the Twins over the years and there's been a strong connection between our baseball program, the university and the Twins organization," head baseball coach John Anderson said. "There's always been the discussion since the Twins built Target Field to have one Gopher event a year there. I think it's great for amateur baseball and it's an opportunity to celebrate it. The Twins offer their support to amateur baseball and along with it, we hope to create an amateur baseball day in the state and at Target Field. We want to showcase our program and help foster and grow the game, which I think that's what we've really tried to make it about."
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