Updated: 10/29/2013 5:22 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
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The upcoming TwinsFest will be moving to Target Field, and is expected to offer a more intimate experience for fans.
The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday the fundraising event will feature a much more exclusive experience compared to previous years in Metrodome history. With the move, tickets will be more limited than pervious years.
New features include: increased player involvement, boardwalk-style amusements, special panel discussions, self-guided clubhouse tours, a walking tour of the ballpark and a showcase of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. At the Twins Amusements area, fans are allowed to interact with their preferable former and current Twins players in several competitive activities and in boardwalk-style games. Other interactive activities include Bingo, reading with the Twins mascot, and a player-related "Call a Friend."
TwinsFest attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a "white glove" tour of the Twins Archive Room, the chance to have batting practice, and eat signature food and beverage options.
"Hosting the event at our ballpark gives us a chance to reinvent this great tradition, providing creative new experiences for our fans in a smaller, more intimate setting," said Twins President Dave St. Peter. Like recent years, more than 60 former, current, and future Twins players are expected to appear over the course of the weekend.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. Ticket sales will be capped every day and the event is expected to sell out. Tickets cost $20 per adult and $10 per kid 14 years and younger.
The event will be held from Jan. 24 through Jan. 26, 2014.
Since the creation of the TwinsFest in 1989, it has played a major role in the Minnesota sports scene. It's the largest annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. In the past 25 years, TwinFest has accumulated more than $4.2 million for organizations and programs that are supported by the Twins Community Fund.