Built on a re-developed site in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Target Field’s eight-acre site is the smallest and the most unique in Major League Baseball. Enclosed on four sides by an interstate, two rail lines, and a highway bridge, the ballpark actually covers a total of 10.5 acres; cleverly designed to extend over the surrounding roadways in order to gain additional acreage. So whether fans arrive by foot, bike, bus, car, light rail or commuter rail, the ballpark is one of the most accessible urban sports facilities in the United States where fans can enjoy superior sight lines from every seat and spectacular views of the Minneapolis skyline.
Mortenson also installed the stadium’s technology systems including DAS (Distributed Antenna System), broadcast cabling, SMATV, sound reinforcement (A/V) systems, voice and data cabling infrastructure, security systems (access control and surveillance). The initial infrastructure was installed to meet local, national and MLB requirements for opening day in 2010 and infrastructure was added in 2014 to support the needs of the All Star Game and associated events.
Target Field is LEED Silver Certified.
Ballpark of the Year Award - Ballpark Digest, 2010
Economic Impact Award - Brownfield Renewal, 2010
Grand Award Winner - American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, 2010
Sports Facility of the Year - Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, 2011
SHARP Certification Award - OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, 2010
Project of the Year - Upper Midwest Chapter Construction Partnering Program, 2010
Top Project Award - Finance and Commerce, 2010