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Target center renovations 

Post#1 » by cpfsf » Tue Feb 1, 2011 2:49 am

http://www.valleynewslive.com/Global/story.asp?S=13943340

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the City of Minneapolis say they have a plan to renovate the aging Target Center. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, City Council President Barbara Johnson and Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will hold a news conference on Tuesday to announce what they call "a sensible, sustainable Minnesota solution for renovating" the 21-year-old arena. The Timberwolves say the proposal will cost "considerably less" than replacing the building and will extend its viability for another two decades. Specific details on the plan were not immediately available. Target Center is the fourth-oldest arena in the NBA. The announcement comes as the Minnesota Vikings are lobbying state leaders for a new football stadium.


I thought they just went through renovation. Maybe what seems like months for me is really years just passing by. Excuse me while I play with my Dreamcast.

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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#2 » by Calinks » Tue Feb 1, 2011 2:53 am

Man.. I was hoping for a new arena down the line... in Saint Paul...
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Post#3 » by jade_hippo » Tue Feb 1, 2011 3:03 am

its been something like 9 years since they redid the place I think. Around the Sam/Spre year was when they got the new scoreboard
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#4 » by Calinks » Tue Feb 1, 2011 3:19 am

Nine years? Hell no, it had to have been more like 3-5. They added the new seats and pine tree design. I want to say it was around 2006-2007
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Post#5 » by cpfsf » Tue Feb 1, 2011 3:28 am

Opened in 1990, Target Center underwent a major renovation in 2004, when all seats were replaced and capacity was increased. The floor is one of only two moveable floors in the country, according to the arena Web site.


In September 2009, the TC got a green roof. Not really the renovation everyone's talking about, but it's something.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#6 » by The J Rocka » Tue Feb 1, 2011 3:32 am

Think it was right before the 04-05 season started when they took out the maroon seats & changed the scoreboard. Other than that, it needs that new feel to it, the Ikea look meets professional classy basketball. Personally, they need to take back control of the old NBA City space & have it a "Wolves Restaurant" that includes a team shop. The store on the main floor is somewhat hidden & doesn't look welcoming.
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Post#7 » by jade_hippo » Tue Feb 1, 2011 3:41 am

isn't the new court like 3 years old already?
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Post#8 » by SO_MONEY » Tue Feb 1, 2011 4:46 am

Any structural design people out there? The way the article reads it implies an open concourse feel...is this even possible?
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Post#9 » by Klomp » Tue Feb 1, 2011 6:30 am

SO_MONEY wrote:Any structural design people out there? The way the article reads it implies an open concourse feel...is this even possible?

It does? I didn't get that feeling from the article.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#10 » by Saltine » Tue Feb 1, 2011 6:52 am

Slightly more info over here;
http://www.startribune.com/local/114982 ... anchO7DiUr

He declined to discuss the details or total cost of the project Monday but said, "The point is to upgrade it before it becomes obsolete."

Improving the fan experience likely will mean having places to eat, better seating and more lavatories, similar to what the Twins have in their new fan-friendly ballpark, Rybak said. It also might mean a new entrance to replace one that now looks like a lot of concrete, he said.

"We're looking for the environment to be fresher and newer," Taylor said.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#11 » by urinesane » Tue Feb 1, 2011 6:56 am

They need to change the lighting so the crowd is dark like the Lakers. Fake it till you make it baby!
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Post#12 » by C.lupus » Tue Feb 1, 2011 1:59 pm

I'm glad they are going this route. Building new stadiums and arenas every 20 years is absolutely insane. There's a lot you can do in renovation to freshen up a bulding.
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Post#13 » by Devilzsidewalk » Tue Feb 1, 2011 2:31 pm

C.lupus wrote:I'm glad they are going this route. Building new stadiums and arenas every 20 years is absolutely insane. There's a lot you can do in renovation to freshen up a bulding.


a few hot tubs wouldn't hurt. Why sit on an uncomfortable seat when you can sit in a hot tub, drinking beers, watching the wolves. That'd be aok.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#14 » by UK-Wolf » Tue Feb 1, 2011 5:33 pm

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C.lupus wrote:I'm glad they are going this route. Building new stadiums and arenas every 20 years is absolutely insane. There's a lot you can do in renovation to freshen up a bulding.


a few hot tubs wouldn't hurt. Why sit on an uncomfortable seat when you can sit in a hot tub, drinking beers, watching the wolves. That'd be aok.

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By the time I make it to Target Center I expect the same.
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Post#15 » by Mattya » Tue Feb 1, 2011 7:30 pm

Go to http://www.targetcenterrenovation.org/ all the plans look really nice. A food court, updated entrance, restaurant looking over the wolves and twins, I think it's gonna look really nice.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#16 » by Foye » Tue Feb 1, 2011 7:37 pm

UK-Wolf wrote:
Devilzsidewalk wrote:
C.lupus wrote:I'm glad they are going this route. Building new stadiums and arenas every 20 years is absolutely insane. There's a lot you can do in renovation to freshen up a bulding.


a few hot tubs wouldn't hurt. Why sit on an uncomfortable seat when you can sit in a hot tub, drinking beers, watching the wolves. That'd be aok.

:lol:

By the time I make it to Target Center I expect the same.


Well, tell me when you make it. I need to make it as well. Lets contact David Stern to arrange a Timberwolves regular season game in Europe.
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Post#17 » by Klomp » Tue Feb 1, 2011 7:47 pm

The Target Center renovation will cost approximately one-half as much as TCF Stadium, less than one-third as much as Target Field, less than one-sixth as much as the proposed Vikings stadium and one-third as much as a new Target Center. The main reason for this is because we are taking advantage of the existing building and infrastructure. We are able to continue to use the foundation and other building materials that currently comprise Target Center, instead of having to find a new location or tear down an existing building.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#18 » by LOBO 7 » Tue Feb 1, 2011 7:53 pm

Klomp wrote:
The Target Center renovation will cost approximately one-half as much as TCF Stadium, less than one-third as much as Target Field, less than one-sixth as much as the proposed Vikings stadium and one-third as much as a new Target Center. The main reason for this is because we are taking advantage of the existing building and infrastructure. We are able to continue to use the foundation and other building materials that currently comprise Target Center, instead of having to find a new location or tear down an existing building.


Hmm, one-third as much as a new Target Center? That sounds like a pretty big project. I hope they completely remodel the exterior also, that is one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen. Has there been any mention of when these renovations will take place?

Either way, good news.
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Re: Target center renovations 

Post#19 » by Esohny » Tue Feb 1, 2011 7:54 pm

Klomp wrote:
The Target Center renovation will cost approximately one-half as much as TCF Stadium, less than one-third as much as Target Field, less than one-sixth as much as the proposed Vikings stadium and one-third as much as a new Target Center. The main reason for this is because we are taking advantage of the existing building and infrastructure. We are able to continue to use the foundation and other building materials that currently comprise Target Center, instead of having to find a new location or tear down an existing building.


Still pretty spendy. I'm glad they're not going crazy and trying to get a new building, especially since the Target Center is in a great spot.

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Re: Target center renovations 

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