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City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, AEG

Minneapolis, MN

Arena renovation for the Minnesota Timberwolves, concerts and events.

19,000 seats, 1,700,000 sf

Together with Sink Combs Dethlefs, Alliiance is leading the renovation of the Target Center, an urban multi-use arena that is home to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx. The project includes a new inviting entry and enhanced exterior, concourse refresh, new technology, arena improvements, new clubs, and premium space improvements, including technology upgrades.

Target Center was constructed in the late 1980’s when many arenas were totally closed off to the exterior and the building was at the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Since that time, downtown Minneapolis has grown dramatically. As a result, Target Center is now in the heart of the city.

The design approach recognizes this dramatic change in the downtown context, addressing improvements on all sides of the building. The design opens up the original building, simultaneously animating the experience for patrons inside the building while enlivening the exterior environment in this dynamic urban entertainment district in downtown Minneapolis. A phased construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.