Twins announce 2023 ticket packages
MINNEAPOLIS -- The popular Twins Pass ticket deal will be back for fans in 2023 alongside new ticket packages that the Twins expect will coax fan attendance up toward 2 million for the upcoming regular season, club president Dave St. Peter said Friday.
Among the new ticket plans, St. Peter announced that the Twins will debut their first all-inclusive season-ticket package called the “Legends’ Landing,” which will feature seats in the left-field corner paired with unlimited food and beverage credit on each ticket.
The Twins will also debut a package called “Business to Baseball,” aimed at business entertainment needs, which will feature a seat in the Delta SKY360 Club for 12 weekday day games with concession value loaded onto each ticket. That’s in addition to the Twins Pass, which offered ballpark admission and standing-room tickets to all home games for $59 per month.
Single-game tickets for the 2023 regular season are already on sale, with the Twins having completed a promotion for $4 standing-room tickets to any home game. St. Peter said that the new value-added ticket packages will go on sale in the coming week.
The Twins’ regular-season home attendance totaled 1.8 million last season, an average of just over 22,000 per game -- ninth among the 15 American League teams. St. Peter is hoping that number pushes 2.5 million this year, which would represent the club's highest total since 2012.
“We’ve got work to do to get there,” St. Peter said. “Some of that is our team, the trust, hopefully winning playoff games. Some of it might be our downtown, but I’m hopeful we’re going to make continued progress on both of those fronts in 2023.”
In addition to the signing of Carlos Correa to a six-year deal, the Twins hope that ballpark improvements will also make for an enhanced fan experience, with the replacement of all original Target Field video boards -- including two significantly larger scoreboards -- in a $30 million project.
As part of the refresh, the Twins also announced that the “Minnie and Paul” home run celebration sign in center field will be updated to include the words “Win! Twins!” in a nod to the mark’s original form from the franchise’s relocation to the Twin Cities in the 1960s, and the park will also feature the club’s “TC” mark enclosed in a revolving baseball medallion atop the right-field tower.
Twins watching Bally situation “closely”
Though the sports broadcasting world has been cast into some uncertainty in the wake of Bloomberg’s report from Wednesday that Sinclair-owned Diamond Sports Group appears to be heading toward Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Dave St. Peter said Friday that he believes the Twins’ television presence isn’t in danger.
“All I can tell you is that I have every reason to believe that our games will be produced and aired on Bally Sports North as scheduled in 2023,” St. Peter said. “That’s our expectation, that’s my belief. I’m not at liberty to get into where we are with negotiations, and I’m not privy to where Bally is relative to their financial situation.
“We’ve had a lot of conversations, as have all the other Bally clubs in Major League production. And we’ve been assured that the production of our games, the distribution of our games, those things at this point are not in jeopardy.”
The Twins are among 14 Major League teams whose television broadcast rights are held by a regional Bally Sports network, owned by Diamond Sports Group. Their current contract is set to expire at the end of the ‘23 season, St. Peter said, with negotiations continuing between the Twins, Bally and MLB.
“I would say we have significant concerns,” St. Peter said. “We’re watching the situation closely."