Target Field = #1 Fan Experience (according to ESPN Magazine)

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    Target Field is the No. 1 stadium experience in North American professional sports, according to the 8th annual Ultimate Sports Standings published in ESPN: The Magazine.

    The Top 10 Stadium Experiences in American Sport according to the survey are as follows:

    1. Minnesota Twins – Target Field
    2. Green Bay Packers – Lambeau Field
    3. Minnesota Wild – Xcel Energy Center
    4. Seattle Mariners – Safeco Field
    5. Philadelphia Phillies -- Citizen’s Bank Park
    6. Milwaukee Brewers – Miller Park
    7. San Francisco Giants – AT&T Park
    8. Indianapolis Colts – Lucas Oil Stadium
    9. Pittsburgh Pirates – PNC Park
    10.St.Louis Cardinals – Busch Stadium

    Explanation of rankings criteria
    Bang For The Buck: Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) per revenues directly from fans, adjusted for league schedules.
    Fan Relations: Openness and consideration toward fans by players, coaches and management.
    Ownership: Honesty and loyalty to core players and local community.
    Affordability: Price of tickets, parking and concessions.
    Stadium Experience: Quality of arena and game-day promotions as well as friendliness of environment.
    Players: Effort on the field and likability off it.
    Coaching: Strength of on-field leadership.
    Title Track: Championships already won or expected in the lifetime of current fans.

    Other information:
    The Twins struggled to raise funding for construction from the State of Minnesota. Talks of relocation and passionate support from fans finally led state legislature to approve financing of a new ballpark in May 2006. The county's share of financing the ballpark was $350 million covering construction and infrastructure costs. The Twins organization contributed $130 million. The Minnesota Twins played and won their field game at Target Field against the Boston Red Sox on April 12, 2010, the home opener.

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    1. Ryan&Remus 58 months ago | reply

      seems like you had a field day :)

    2. Rich Bitonti 58 months ago | reply

      Nice image, great stadium shot!

    3. James Anthony Photography 58 months ago | reply

      you should sell them this shot. It's great

    4. [~Bryan~] 58 months ago | reply

      wonderful shots, really want to watch a game there!

    5. TXphotoblog 58 months ago | reply

      What a view! I can see why it was voted #1.

    6. Andy Kennelly 58 months ago | reply

      that's a beauty. so clean with great framing of the city!

    7. Ay Naku! 58 months ago | reply

      I thought it was the Packers as #1. Very interesting results and a very awesome capture of the stadium. Beautiful city and a well framed shot Ida!!

    8. Allard Schager 58 months ago | reply

      Wow, beautiful vista Ida! Indeed must be a great experience!

    9. maksid 58 months ago | reply

      Looks absolutely amazing !

    10. Xingjian 58 months ago | reply

      beautiful view, with the city skyline a wonderful addition!

    11. RetiredTraveler 58 months ago | reply

      Ida - Great Photos - I especially like the C130 - Great Work ------Dennis

    12. David K. Edwards 58 months ago | reply

      Excellent photograph indeed! The skyline really makes it happen.
      Stadium experience?
      Shutter speed or some damn thing makes the cargo plane seem to be losing propeller blades ....

    13. A Sutanto 58 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Ida. So crisp and sharp.

    14. ++NiklasPhotography++ 58 months ago | reply

      This looks so great, i love the whole composition!

    15. MAMEDE HARFOUCHE 58 months ago | reply

      SALAM * SHALOM * PAZ * PACE * שָׁלוֹם * سلام

      " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

      الله أكبر * DEUS É GRANDE! * GOD IS GREAT! *


    16. Lukas Wenger Photography 55 months ago | reply

      How'd AT&T get on there? $30 parking and nothing to eat under $7 except maybe a red rope. At least they let you bring your own food and the train is a block away.

    17. SFDreaming 54 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

    18. tamjty 47 months ago | reply

      this one is a great shot. lovely colours and the flag fits in the compo very nicely

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