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For 30 years the health and safety of our employees and guests has been of the utmost priority and will continue to be so as we navigate our new environment. As a proud member of the Minneapolis community, we look forward to opening Target Center’s doors and providing world class entertainment to the most passionate music and sports fans in the world.

Target Center is operated by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company with over 325 venues worldwide. In response to the 2020 pandemic, ASM Global has launched VenueShield, an advanced environmental hygiene and operational protocol developed for more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world. All protocols are aligned with public health authorities, medical and industry experts. VenueShield reduces physical touch points, increases venue sanitation and cleanliness, and provides health monitoring guidelines and services.

All procedures will be continually updated with the most recent information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Health Service (NHS), and World Health Organization (WHO), local, and state officials.

Additional Resources

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to evolve in Minnesota and in the city of Minneapolis, Target Center will update and communicate with guests any changes to policies and procedures. For additional local information regarding the current state of COVID-19 and current restricitons, please see the below resources.

Meet Minneapolis Resources

Minnesota Department of Health

City of Minneapolis

Hennepin County

Bag Policy

Permitted items include bags that are no larger than 5” x 9", diaper bags and medical bags (subject to search upon entry). Feminine hygiene products are available free of charge at Guest Services in Section 116.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Target Center will clean and disinfect with EPA approved N-List disinfectants and cleaning products. High touch and traffic areas will receive increased sanitization and disinfection efforts. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Soap & Hand Sanitizer Locations
  • Bathrooms, Toilets, Sinks, Paper Towel Dispensers, etc.
  • All Concession and Food Service Locations
  • Guest Service Locations and Equipment
  • Escalator Railings
  • Door Handles
  • Elevator Buttons

Hand sanitization stations are located throughout Target Center. Guests are encouraged to wash hands and sanitize frequently.

Contactless Experience

To reduce touch points for guests and employees throughout the arena, no-touch credit card payment systems have been implemented at all box office windows and food service areas. Concessions may be purchased by using the Timberwolves or Lynx app.

COVID-19 Entry Requirements

In accordance with the latest Minneapolis city-wide policy, effective January 26, 2022 all guests ages 5 and older must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test conducted by a medical professional within 72-hours prior to entering the venue.

Accepted forms of proof of COVID-19 vaccine are as followed: original vaccine card, photo of original vaccine card or Docket app.

Completed vaccination status is definted as after an individual has received the second dose in a two-dose series of an pproved COVID-19 accine or a single dose in a one-dose approved COVID-19 vaccine. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they finish their Completed Vaccination Series.

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Employee Health & Safety Protocols

Protecting the health and safety of all guests and employees at Target Center is of the utmost importance. Employees are required to follow a new set of protocols prior to coming to Target Center and before entering the venue. 

  • Employees are required to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of or have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Employees will complete a health questionaire at the beginning of each day or prior to their shift.
  • Practice physical distancing of 6ft (2 meters) when possible. 
  • Wear gloves when appropriate.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and high touch point areas on a regular basis.

Mask Policy

In accordance with the latest Minneapolis city-wide mask policy, effective January 06, 2022 at 5pm any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering in accordance with CDC guidance when inside Target Center regardless of vaccination status. For more information, click here.

Physical Distancing

Social distancing is encouraged while inside Target Center. 

Sanitization Stations

Hydroalcoholic gel touchless hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout Target Center, including at screening and entrance points, as well as in high-touch and high-traffic areas. Guests are encouraged to wash hands and sanitize frequently. 


In order to reduce touchpoints, all tickets will be digitally delivered to the AXS mobile app, Timberwolves mobile app or Lynx mobile app. Be sure to log in to your account in the mobile app to show the QR code which will be scanned for entry. Tickets may be resold exclusively via the AXS or Timberwolves/ Lynx official marketplace. Any violation will result in ticket revocation.