$150M renovation unveiled for Target Center

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 2, 2011 - 7:26 AM

A proposal for a $150 million face-lift has support from officials and boosters who say the Timberwolves' home is outdated. Who would foot the bill? That hasn't been decided.

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VegheadFeb. 1, 11 3:44 PM

Tear it down and build a gun range for all of these,.. I hate MPLS, NO Taxes, No stadium Small Govt People. It seems most of them want to live in Omaha.

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mplsfanFeb. 1, 11 3:59 PM

One thing many people don't realize is that the majority of Target Center events are not basketball related at all. They have 250+ events there each year. My family has been to dozens of great non-sports events there over the years and the building does show serious signs of age. With the city & team ready to spend their own money, this actually makes more sense then the Vikings stadium that would only get used a few dozen times per year.

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jec400Feb. 1, 11 4:07 PM

It's complete insanity for an area of this size to have two functioning 17,000-seat areas in competition with each other. The other one is newer and better. Suck it up and work it out. There cannot be many projects LESS deserving of public money than a Target Center renovation.

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strib10Feb. 1, 11 4:09 PM

renovating concourses and locker rooms, and adding new fan amenities such as another restaurant, a food court and new club seats, notice the 1st 2 items on this list from the story, sounds like they want to make things better for the teams here not so much the fans its tough times people time to tighten the belt not gorge.

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mvorceFeb. 1, 11 4:10 PM

"and adding new fan amenities such as another restaurant" the 1 they already have hasn't been sucessful why add another? Block E has openings across the street.

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ehenlyFeb. 1, 11 4:10 PM

How about putting $150 million toward fielding a winning basketball team?

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cags777Feb. 1, 11 4:12 PM

No to Target Center renovations, for now. Take care of the Vikings stadium issue first before this otherwise the Vikings pack up and leave town.

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hatesredstarFeb. 1, 11 4:14 PM

In related news, I've applied for the state to provide me $750,000 to improve my home. "The state benefits from my income, property and sales taxes, so I think it's time for them to help", said Joe Taxpayer. Governor Trust Fund said he'd be glad to "consider it".

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sgtschultzFeb. 1, 11 4:16 PM

Public and private financing, sounds like a win-win.

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rthashmarkFeb. 1, 11 4:23 PM

send the t wolves packing and its still the citys problem not the state taxpayer to bad RT why don't you you go loppet

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