Target Field Station

Nearly 500 trains pass through Target Field Station each day, serving riders on the METRO Green and Blue Lines as well as the Northstar Commuter Rail.

Target Field Station serves the community beyond the use of a transit hub, providing inviting public gathering spaces, bicycle and pedestrian connections, and serving as a catalyst for redevelopment in the area.

About Target Field Station

Target Field Station's more than 104,000 square feet of space includes a public plaza for year-round special events and activities, green space, a 1,000-seat amphitheater, office space, retail shops and a 286-car underground parking garage. The Minnesota Twins, Target and Hennepin County will offer programming and special events in the public space.

For a current listing of events, visit the Minnesota Twins website.

Opening day video

Public spaces
Environmental features
Transit features

Click on the colored markers in the map above or expand the sections below to learn about the features of Target Field Station.

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Parking ramp

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Location: 335 5th Street North, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Map

Entrances: 5th Street; 6th Street

Exits: 5th Street; 6th Street

Clearance: 8' - 2"

Monthly parking

  • 24/7 access for $240 per month
  • Limited access, M-F, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. for $120 per month

Hourly rates

  • 0-1 hour: $3
  • 1-2 hours: $4
  • 2-3 hours: $5
  • 3-4 hours: $6
  • 4-5 hours: $7
  • 5-6 hours: $8
  • 6-7 hours: $9
  • 7-8 hours: $10
  • 8-9 hours: $11
  • 9-10 hours: $12
  • 10-11 hours: $13
  • 11-12 hours: $14
  • More than 12 hours: $15

Lost ticket: $15

Event rate: $15

Features

  • Underground parking
  • Electric car hook-ups
  • Bicycle racks
  • Public transit nearby
  • On-site attendant
  • Security escort

To sign up for monthly parking or for more information, contact the ramp's facility center at 612-543-3948.

Public spaces

  • The canopy

    This signature design element makes Target Field Station a neighborhood landmark day and night. The canopy is lined with programmable LED lights to create dynamic, colorful displays.

    A photo of the big round canopy that protects the train and passengers.
  • Bike loops

    Designed by Greg Ingraham, these custom bicycle racks double as transit-themed art around the station.

    A photo of the creative racks for riders to lock their bikes onto.
  • CityGlyphs

    St. Paul artist Craig David used Mesabi granite for a trio of murals that provides a backdrop for the amphitheater; he also created nearby murals at Target Field.

    A photo of the large mural that Craig David designed for this space.
  • Curve Ball fountain

    A granite fountain by Minneapolis sculptor Zoran Mojsilov is complemented by marble stones salvaged from the 1890 Metropolitan Building, considered Minneapolis’ first skyscraper. After the building’s 1961 demolition, the stones lay at a tombstone factory in Delano, MN, for more than 50 years.

    A photo of the marble and rock sculpture by Zoran Mojsilov on a nice summer day.
  • Light garden

    Like the canopy, these nine illuminated poles on the plaza can be programmed to celebrate victories on the ball field and other special events, or to add nighttime interest.

    A nighttime photo of the ampitheater lit with red, blue, and purple lights.
  • Amphitheater

    This gathering space for up to 1,000 people is home to special events, from pregame concerts and receptions to free golf lessons as well as informal seating on a daily basis.

    A photo of a large crowd enjoying a performance.
  • The great lawn

    This green space is an ideal spot for people who live and work in the neighborhood to meet for lunch or relax with a book. It’s also a site for movie screenings, concerts, and other events, planned or informal.

    A photo of people enjoying the large outdoor green space.
  • Video board

    Located on top of the station’s elevator core, the 29- by 16-foot video board is easily seen from the amphitheater or the great lawn. It broadcasts Minnesota Twins games, movies, and other special events such as World Cup soccer.

    A photo of the huge outdoor television.
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Environmental features

  • Capture rain and snow

    A variety of features capture and filter approximately three million gallons of rainwater and snowmelt annually. Approximately 25 percent of the precipitation falling on Target Field Station flows into two cisterns for reuse at the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center. Tree pits, permeable pavers, and vegetated swales allow rainwater to slowly filter through the soil where it is used by trees and plants.

    A photo of the two large water tanks.
  • No shoveling

    Efforts to maximize the station’s design for pedestrian traffic left little room for snowplows or piles of snow. Instead, a snowmelt system was installed in which a glycol mix (antifreeze) circulates through 50 miles of plastic tubing embedded in the concrete. Excess heat produced at HERC warms the glycol, which in turn warms the concrete to melt snow. This system eliminates salt and chemical use for snowmelt, improves HERC’s efficiency, and reduces maintenance costs.

    A photo showing the underground pipes that melt snow and eliminate the need to shovel.
  • Green roofs

    Two green roofs reduce the amount of hard surfaces at the station, capture rainwater, lengthen the lifespan of roofing materials, provide habitat for birds and butterflies, and mitigate the urban heat island effect. The vegetation includes a mix of seven hardy, native grasses.

    A photo showing an aerial view of the station.
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Transit features

  • Platform 2

    Essential for accommodating crowds at Twins games and other special events, this second platform also will allow for separate platforms when the Green Line and Blue Line extensions are constructed west of the station.

    A photo showing the platform with a train ready for passengers.
  • LRT tracks

    The light rail tracks extend west of the station, both for current operational needs and to minimize future disruption as extensions to the METRO system’s Blue Line and Green Line are constructed.

    A photo of the overhead wires used by the train.
  • Public parking

    The station includes a two-level, 286-stall parking facility.

    A photo of the sign directing visitors to underground parking.
  • Northstar Commuter Rail Station

    Connecting downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake, MN, with several stops along the way, Northstar Commuter Rail began operating in 2009 and serves work-week commuters in addition to Twins fans on game days.

    A photo of a Northstar Commuter Train at the station.
  • Bike amenities

    Accommodating bikes and bicyclists was a key consideration in designing Target Field Station. Besides creative racks, amenities include bike rails adjacent to the handrails in the amphitheater, which help in getting bikes up and down the stairs.

    A photo of a visitor using the bike path feature in the middle of the staircase.
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The project was built by Knutson Construction and designed by Peter Cavaluzzi FAIA of Perkins Eastman. The total cost of Target Field Station is $79.3 million, with funding (44 percent) coming from local sources. The remaining funding comes from state (22 percent) and federal (34 percent) sources.

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