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Target Center
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Location 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1416
Opened October 13, 1990 (went under major renovations in 2004)
Owner City of Minneapolis
Operator Midwest Entertainment Group
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $104 million USD
Architect KMR Architects
Capacity Basketball: 20,500
Original capacity: 19,006
Ice hockey / Arena football: 19,500
Center-stage concerts: 25,500
End-stage concerts: 13,000–19,000
Wrestling: 15,500
End-stage wrestling: 18,500
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) (1990–present)
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) (1999–present)
Minnesota Fighting Pike (AFL) (1996)
Minnesota Arctic Blast (RHI) (1994–1996)

The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is sponsored by Target Corporation. The arena has 702 club seats and 68 suites.

The center is home to the National Basketball Association's Minnesota Timberwolves. From 1994–1996, it was home to the Minnesota Arctic Blast of RHI. In 1996, it was home to the Arena Football League team Minnesota Fighting Pike. The Women's National Basketball Association's Minnesota Lynx also play in the arena.

Preceded by
Home of the
Minnesota Timberwolves

1990 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Minnesota Lynx

1999 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Minnesota Fighting Pike

Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
Delta Center
Host of the
NBA All-Star Game

Succeeded by
America West Arena
Preceded by
Madison Square Garden
Host of
WWE SummerSlam

Succeeded by
Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena

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