1 Updates
NBA: Timberwolves' Target Center to Undergo $97 M Renovation
Photo Credit: www.minneapolis.org

NBA: Timberwolves' Target Center to Undergo $97 M Renovation

Oct 29 2013, 12:11am CDT | by

The Minnesota Timberwolves' home arena, the Target Center, will undergo a $97 million renovation.

The Minnesota Timberwolves' home arena, the Target Center, will undergo a $97 million renovation. According to Kyle Ratke of the Timberwolves' official website, the renovation will be a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

42 weeks ago

NBA: Timberwolves' Target Center to Undergo $97 M Renovation

Oct 29 2013, 12:11am CDT | by

NBA: Timberwolves' Target Center to Undergo $97 M Renovation Photo Credit: www.minneapolis.org

The Minnesota Timberwolves' home arena, the Target Center, will undergo a $97 million renovation.

The Minnesota Timberwolves' home arena, the Target Center, will undergo a $97 million renovation.

According to Kyle Ratke of the Timberwolves' official website, the renovation will be a collaboration among the Timberwolves, the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, Anschultz Entertainment and the city of Minneapolis

In Ratke's words,"The goal of the renovation is to have an arena to match the excitement that the Timberwolves and Lynx have brought to the Twin Cities area. The move also solidifies that the Timberwolves and Lynx will stay in Minneapolis until at least 2032." 

The undertaking will also involve a new arena facade as well as new and improved amenities for a better game experience, per the Associated Press.

In terms of the breakdown of the budget, the Timberwolves will shoulder an estimated $43 million while the city of Minneapolis will pay $48.5 million. Building manager AEG will be answerable for $5.5 million. The City Council will vote for approval of the plan on Nov. 12.  

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor made the announcement regarding the Target Center renovation on Oct. 28. 

Taylor said the new arena will be "stunning." 

"The new Target Center will be stunning. I am thrilled that the Timberwolves and Lynx fans will soon have a first-class experience when they come to our games. This is a fair and sensible solution. Target Center has a perfect location and good bones, so we're excited about building something truly special on that strong foundation." 

For his part, Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio spoke about the new Target Center. 

"I'm coming from Europe, and I've been in locker rooms with no spaces. Once I came here, I thought (Target Center) was great. Then I see all the other NBA courts and they were even (better)...We have great facilities, but if we can get better, I'm happy with it."  

Renovation is expected to start in 2013 and should be completed within 18-24 months, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  

The Target Center opened on Oct. 13, 1990 and hosts 200 events and one million visitors annually. It also generates $10 million to $15 million every year in state and local taxes

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Force India struggle in wet Belgian GP qualifying
Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 23 (IANS) Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg had a difficult outing in the Belgian Grand Prix qualifying Saturday and will start Sunday's race 13th and 18th.
 
 
Indian cueists bag Asian title
Karachi, Aug 23 (IANS) India A, consisting of Kamal Chawla, Faisal Khan and Dharmender Lilly, won the Gold medal in the Asian Snooker Team championship here Saturday, defeating Pakistan A 3-1 in the final.
 
 
Sri Lanka, Pakistan 2nd ODI shifted to Hambantota
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) The second One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was Saturday moved up to Aug 26 and the venue shifted to Hambantota after heavy rainfall here left the Premadasa Stadium waterlogged.
 
 
American teenager breaks her own 400m freestyle world record
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old American swimmer Katie Ledecky refreshed her own world record in the 400m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia Saturday, clocking 3 minutes 58.37 seconds to beat her previous mark by 0.49 seconds, reports Xinhua.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Daniel Radcliffe: The best relationships develop from friendship
Daniel Radcliffe believes the best relationships develop when you're dating one of your friends. The 25-year-old hunk insists the strongest of romances take place when you've spent many years being the best of pals...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Iggy Azalea falls off stage at MTV benefit concert
Iggy Azalea fell off the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert last night (08.22.14). The 22-year-old singer left fans speechless at the charity gig after she accidentally tumbled into the crowd whilst...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
JWoww against facial cosmetic surgery
JWoww won't have cosmetic surgery on her face. The former 'Jersey Shore' star - real name Jenni Farley - is against going under the knife to improve her facial beauty because she's frightened she wouldn't be able to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed move in together
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have moved in together. The couple, who have been dating for the past few months, are reportedly house-sharing in Atlanta, Georgia, so that they can spend as much time together as...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Zardari dismisses need for Sharif's resignation: Government
Lahore/Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Pakistani government said Saturday former president Asif Ali Zardari has denied any need for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over the demand by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Imran Khan adamant on Sharif's resignation
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Saturday reiterated his protest would continue until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned and said the meeting between Sharif and former...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Force India struggle in wet Belgian GP qualifying
Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 23 (IANS) Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg had a difficult outing in the Belgian Grand Prix qualifying Saturday and will start Sunday's race 13th and 18th....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Simon Pegg finds watching himself hard
Simon Pegg sometimes finds it ''hard'' to watch his own movies. The 44-year-old actor - who has five-year-old daughter Matilda with wife Maureen - is very ''proud'' of his work but doesn't enjoying viewing them back as...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Indian cueists bag Asian title
Karachi, Aug 23 (IANS) India A, consisting of Kamal Chawla, Faisal Khan and Dharmender Lilly, won the Gold medal in the Asian Snooker Team championship here Saturday, defeating Pakistan A 3-1 in the final. The Indian...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Sri Lanka, Pakistan 2nd ODI shifted to Hambantota
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) The second One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was Saturday moved up to Aug 26 and the venue shifted to Hambantota after heavy rainfall here left the Premadasa Stadium...
Read more on Sport Balla