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An artist's conception of how Target Field will look from behind home plate shows seats angled toward the field, unlike the set-up Minnesota Twins fans experienced in the Metrodome for 28 years. Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Twins' park to be ready in spring

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MINNEAPOLIS - Tour the new Minnesota Twins ballpark and it appears almost ready to host its first game.

Just add some turf and a few more seats and Target Field will offer Upper Midwest residents baseball the way it was meant to be played: outdoors. At least that is what Twins' officials hope people will think about their new $545 million ballpark.


Officials and fans anticipate the park's opening, unofficially set for April 12 when the Boston Red Sox visit.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.