SPORTS CENTRAL HOME of the mnsuperbowl.com U.S. Bank Stadium The MLB All-Star Game in 2014. The Ryder Cup in 2016. Super Bowl LII in 2018. The NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2019. For any other major metropolitan area, this might seem an impossible four-peat to pull off, but not so for the Twin Cities. And it’s no wonder that major event planners are following suit, with Meeting Professionals International, Shriners and U.S.A. Volleyball all convening in Minneapolis in just the last year alone. Clearly, these heavy hitters know that Minneapolis Saint Paul is the place to host your next event. TARGET CENTER Located in the heart of vibrant down-town Minneapolis, Target Center has received regional, national and global recognition for being one of the foremost arenas—rank-ing No. 17 in the world by Pollstar in 2014. Managed by AEG Facilities—one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world—Target Center is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and two-time WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx, and hosts the hottest concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena, with a capacity of 21,000, has one of only two moveable floors in the country raising or lowering 5 feet in just 25 minutes. As Target Center celebrates its 25th anniversary, major renovations will begin in 2015, which will add gathering and meet-ing spaces, better access and pedestrian traffic flow, improved guest amenities and additional seating, among other elements. 12 MINNEAPOLIS MEETING & EVENT PLANNER’S GUIDE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY TARGET FIELD The 40,000-seat, LEED-certified home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins has quickly estab-lished itself as one of the premier sporting venues throughout the country. Target Plaza conveniently connects the ballpark to Target Center and Minneapolis’ Warehouse District, which offers numerous restaurants, attractions and landmarks to explore. Target Field provides 10 high-class event spaces, including the Budweiser Roof Deck (300 people), the Metropolitan Club (475 people) and the Champions Club (350 people). Target Field has earned countless accolades in recent years, including Sports Facility of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and No. 1 stadium experience in all North American professional sports by ESPN .