Target Center Fast Facts
Target Center is a multi-use arena located in the heart of vibrant downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Target Center hosts major family shows, concerts, sporting events, graduations and private events!
- Target Center has greeted over 30 million guests and hosted almost 5,000 events since it opened on October 13, 1990.
- 35 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have played Target Center in its history - including Minnesota music legends Prince and Bob Dylan.
- The largest production in the arena's history was the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes in 2008; the production included 31 trucks and 13 busses.
- The event with the highest attendance in the arena's history was the 2005 U2 concert totalling 20,200 fans.
- In 2009, Target Center became the 1st arena in North America to install a green roof. The arena’s green roof is the 5th largest extensive green roof in the nation and at the time of the design, the largest green roof in the state of Minnesota. The roof will capture nearly 1 million gallons of storm water to prevent drainage into the Mississippi River.
- Target Center was the first arena in the country to ban smoking and prohibit tobacco ads; these activities have never been permitted.
- Target Center has one of only two moveable arena floors in the country and it can be fully raised or lowered in 25 minutes; the floor raises 5 feet to maximize guest sight lines.
- Target Center is situated on 1½ square blocks, encompassing 831,533 sq. ft.
- The arena is within three blocks to over 12,000 parking spots - the majority of which are connected by skyway.
- There are 18 escalators and 8 elevators within the facility.
- 160,000 sq. ft of Target Center's basement is occupied by the Life Time Fitness -Target Center Arena Club.
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