The Minnesota Twins have announced that their popular Twins Pass ticket plan is near capacity as locals gear up for the upcoming MLB season.
Only a few hundred Twins Pass tickets remained up for grabs as of February 17, according to an official release from the club. The deal, which went on sale in late January, grants fans entry into Target Field’s standing room-only sections for all of the Twins’ regular season home games, excluding their April 2 home opener against the Oakland Athletics.
The plan is paid via a recurring monthly fee running April through September. Early buyers could snag the deal for a monthly price of $45, though the rate increased on February 12 to $49, which breaks down to a $3.68 cost per game. Fans also have the opportunity to upgrade their plan from standing room-only to a reserved seat on a game-by-game basis.
Ticket holders will get the most use out of the deal in April and June when the Twins have 16 home games on the schedule. August is the next busiest month with 14 home games, followed by May (13 games), September (12 games) and July (10 games).
The Twins organization revealed that the plan’s sales figures increased more than 250 percent since its launch a year ago. It was born as a means to get people in the park after attendance hit a 14-year low, but without forcing fans to spend a substantial amount on their ticket each game.
“It’s based on fan research. There’s a new generation of fans who just want access to the ballpark, who like to watch the game from various different spots, or hang out at the Bat & Barrel or Hrbek’s,” Twins President Dave St. Peter told the Star Tribune in 2019. “We recognize we need to find ways to connect with younger fans, to push our attendance back to a level that’s representative of the market.”