The Twin Cities sports market was busy showing off its new attractions Friday.
At 9 a.m., Target Center activated its new massive scoreboard with the help of Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson and Wolves general manager Scott Layden. At the same time on the east end of downtown, U.S. Bank Stadium opened its massive glass doors for the first time.
The show and tell was just starting, though. At 10 a.m., the Vikings practiced on their new field for the first time. At noon, the media got a behind-the-scenes tour for game-day procedures. Then the At 1 p.m., Vikings unveiled the Vikings Voyage interactive experience and opened the team store.
The Timberwolves and Lynx new scoreboard, the largest in the Upper Midwest, will be on display to the public for the first time Sunday when the Lynx host Seattle. And the Vikings will play their first game in the new stadium, also on Sunday, against the San Diego Chargers in the preseason meeting.
If you’re a sports fan, the new scoreboard, which is Phase 1 of the stadium’s renovation, is worth a trip to Target Center this summer or winter. The Vikings Voyage interactive experience, somewhat of a museum and theme park combo, is also worth your time.