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Target Field

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Anyone else see this yet?

Looks like the Twins have sold naming rights of the new ballpark to Target. The new home for the Twins will be known as Target Field.

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Yes, I received an e-mail from the Twins... 25 year commitment from Target for the naming rights. They will also work together on Marketing opportunities throughout the year.

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Thats the same email I got.

Pretty predictable partnership, hopefully they do a good job tieing the new ballpark into the downtown area. If done right it would be a pretty cool place.

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Well, there is already a Target Center and they are probably saving Target Stadium for the new home of the Vikings so there probably aren't many options left besides Target Field or Target Field of Dreams that they could use for their Marketing Campaign.

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I was surprised they didn't name it Carl and Eloise Pohlad Stadium but I suppose the Pohlad family wanted the naming right's fees vs it being named after Carl and Eloise Pohlad.

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I would have liked if Grain Belt Premium stepped up to get the naming rights.

Just imagine sitting down to watch a game at "Premo Field" with a "Premo" in hand.

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Slapping corporate sponsor names on ballparks and stadia has always made me ill. Oh, I know the reasons, but just look at how the turnover in names causes a lack of identity. Astros Field becomes Enron Field becomes Minute Maid Park? Jacobs Field becomes Progressive Field? (with the tackiest of signage simply bolted over the top of the old 'Jacobs' lettering...) C'mon: the San Antonio Spurs play in "SBC Center" and the San Francisco Giants play in "SBC Park"?? THEY'RE NOT EVEN IN THE SAME STATE. Oh, fans like the insider nicknames ('X' or 'Cell'...) but then that company goes belly-up or their scandalous business practices are exposed and we change names again. (I see the Jets and Giants are cozying up to Allianz Insurance and their $30 million, ignoring that company's ties to Nazi Germany... They could have just as well picked 'Taliban Field' or 'Bin Laden Stadium.')

Sheer lunacy. Even though nearly 100 professional teams already play in places that have sold their souls to corporate naming rights (source: ESPN Sports Business web page) and even though I do understand that maybe it will get us that RH power-hitting 3B and a middle reliever or two, I still don't have to like it.

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Don't care what it's called as long as it's know as the home of the WORLD CHAMPION MINNESOTA TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How about Snowball Field wink

It will be during April baseball. They dropped the ball not putting a retractable roof on it.

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So should they go with Muskie Stadium or maybe Walleye Park?

It is Minnesota!

Windy

Only if they name the chi sox stadium, Rock Bass Park or Carp Fillet Field.

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