The Minnesota Twins have announced that their 2022 Opening Day game, scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 3:10 p.m. against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field, has been postponed to Friday, April 8 due to Thursday’s forecasted inclement weather, including a possible rain-snow mix and cold temperatures. The game, and all of the Twins’ Opening Day festivities, will now occur on Friday’s previously-scheduled off-day, following the same timeline: Breakfast on the Plaza from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m., gates opening at 1:00 p.m. and first pitch between the Twins and Mariners at 3:10 p.m.
Opening Day tickets available
Fans already holding tickets purchased directly from the Minnesota Twins for the Thursday, April 7 game have the following options:
- Utilize their tickets for admission into the April 8 rescheduled Opening Day game.
- Utilize their tickets toward any future Twins regular season home game in 2022 (subject to ticket availability). All exchanges must be made at least 24 hours before the April 8 game. (Please note that due to their limited capacity, tickets in the UnitedHealthcare Suite Level, Thomson Reuters Champions Club and Budweiser Roof Deck will be valid only for the April 8 rescheduled game).
- Tickets for the postponed game are not subject to refunds.
- Tickets purchased from a secondary ticket reseller will be good for the April 8 rescheduled game only.
- Complimentary tickets are valid for the April 8 rescheduled game only.
Twins’ Workout Today
The Twins will still hold an optional team workout at Target Field later today (Wednesday, April 6) beginning at 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting), while the club will make centerfielder Byron Buxton (at 2:15 p.m.) and manager Rocco Baldelli (at 2:30 p.m.) available in the Sid Hartman Press Conference Room. The Target Field media entrance will open at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon; media will be permitted on the field during the workout and the Twins clubhouse will be open for approximately 45 minutes following, as previously scheduled.
Opening Day 2022 Presented by Your Local Northland Ford Dealers
The Twins will welcome the return of our game, and the club’s first opener without restrictions since 2019, with a full, exciting day of festivities that honors a pair of Cooperstown legends, shines a spotlight on the 2022 team and celebrates those who truly make baseball great and Target Field home – the fans. A complete rundown of scheduled events as part of the Minnesota Twins 2022 Opening Day presented by Your Local Northland Ford Dealers, now on Friday, April 8:
Pregame Ceremonies (in order):
- Joining in the Opening Day spirit, a multitude of local buildings will be lit in Twins colors, including Target Plaza South, the IDS Building, the Lowry Avenue Bridge and the 35W Bridge.
- Fans are invited to join the Twins for Breakfast on the Plaza (6:00 to 9:00 a.m.) and drive, walk or bike down 7th Street to grab a free ballpark breakfast, enter to win Twins-themed prizes and hear live music from DJ Mad Mardigan, along with cut-ins from News Talk 830 WCCO.
- Target Field will be officially opened for the 2022 season at 1:00 p.m. by current Twins players (Twins Season Ticket Holder Gate near Target Field Station) and legends Tony Oliva (Gate #6), Kent Hrbek (Gate #14), Tom Kelly (Gate #3) and Jim Kaat (Gate #29), along with Kirby Puckett Jr. and Catherine Puckett (Gate #34). The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Twins Jacket courtesy of Your Local Northland Ford Dealers.
- Families can enjoy all the fun of the Target Bullseye Fan Zone located just inside Gate 34.
- Both teams will be introduced along the foul lines, with fireworks accompanying the Twins’ Opening Day starting lineup.
- An In Memoriam video and moment of silence will pay tribute to those whom we have lost this past offseason.
- 94-year-old World War II veteran, Technician 5th Grade Arnold Skow, and his son, Randall (a Vietnam Era veteran) will raise the American flag inside Gate 34 as part of the Salute to America presented by Thomson Reuters. Arnold joined the Army at the age of 18 and served with the Engineer Corps in the Aleutian Islands, while Randall joined the Army at 19 years old and deployed to Korea and Japan as an optical lab specialist.
- Returning to the field on Opening Day for the first time since 2019, Twins Season Ticket Holders will unfurl a second, giant American flag.
- The National Anthem will be sung by North Minneapolis’ Shiloh Temple International Ministries Choir.
- A flyover will feature “Miss Mitchell,” a World War II-era North American B-25J Mitchell based out of the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing in St. Paul. “Miss Mitchell” served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy, completing more than 130 missions with no crew fatalities.
- In celebration of the return of baseball, the first of 162 regular season games in 2022 and the first Opening Day at Target Field without restrictions since 2019, a special “Thank You, Fans” video will honor Twins fans – the heart and soul of baseball, and the ones who turn a building into a ballpark.
- The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Twins icons and 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame electees Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva, caught by Twins Hall of Famers Tom Kelly and Kent Hrbek.
In-Game Elements Will Include:
- Following the last out of the fifth inning, a Twins Season Ticket Holder will turn the first number on the giant counter and officially begin the “Countdown to Cooperstown” presented by Coordinated Business Systems. The countdown will conclude on Sunday, July 24 when Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
- “God Bless America” will be performed by Army Sergeant First Class Ben Hanson.
· Twins fans will lead Target Field in a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”