Target Field opened in 2010 as the home of the Twins and was almost universally hailed as one of the best ballparks in Major League Baseball. Minnesotans who had spent 28 years watching indoor baseball at the multipurpose Metrodome rejoiced at the modern, outdoor space.
Those who visited Target Field enough times, though, grew to have a handful of complaints. They were relatively minor, but the most significant among them went something like this: The concourse in right field gets pretty crowded, with slowdowns and even complete stops in traffic flow pretty common.
Eight years later, the Twins think they have a solution. In conjunction with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, the Twins on Friday showed off plans to widen the concourse by adding more than 1,300 square feet of open space to the most affected area inside Gates 29 and 34.
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