SPORTS CITY The 39,500-seat, LEED-certified home of the Min-nesota Twins has estab-lished itself as one of the premier sporting venues in the country. Target Plaza conveniently connects the ballpark to Target Center and Minne-apolis’ Warehouse District, which offers numerous restaurants and landmarks to ex-plore. Target Field provides 10 high-class event spaces, including the Budweiser Roof Deck (300 people), the Metropolitan Club (475 people) and the Puckett Atrium (550 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 experi-ence in North America by ESPN . U.S. Bank Stadium The Major League Baseball 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 for the Minneapolis area. And it’s no wonder that major events are following suit, with the U.S. Open Racquetball and multiple U.S.A. Volleyball events coming to Minneapolis in the coming years. These heavy hitters know that Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the best place to host to your next event. WORLD CLASS HOST } Hazeltine National Golf Club Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2016 Ryder Cup 2016 Super Bowl LII U.S. Bank Stadium Feb. 4, 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium April 8 & 9, 2019 16 MINNEAPOLIS MEETING & EVENT PLANNER’S GUIDE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Minneapolis, Target Center has received regional, national and global recognition for being one of the foremost arenas— ranking No. 57 in the world by Pollstar in 2015. Managed by AEG Facilities—one of the world’s leading sports and entertain-ment presenters—Target Center is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and three-time WNBA Champion Min-nesota Lynx, and hosts the hottest concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena, with a capacity of nearly 20,000, has one of only two moveable floors in the country, raising or lowering five feet in just 25 minutes. 2015 marked the venue’s 25th anniversary, and a $30 million renovation set to begin in 2016 will add gathering and meeting spaces, better access and pedestrian traffic flow, improved guest amenities and additional seating, among other elements.