Metrodome opener an official sellout

Metrodome opener an official sellout

The Twins' Opening Night contest against the Angels on Monday at the Metrodome is officially sold out, the team announced Thursday.

A limited number of obstructed view tickets remain available for the 6:05 p.m. CT game.

The Twins will celebrate the home opener with a long list of festivities. Those include the team's 13th annual Breakfast on the Plaza. Fans are invited to drive through Metrodome Plaza between 6-9 a.m. CT to receive complimentary hot dogs, coffee and granola bars along with 2008 pocket schedules and other giveaways.

An Opening Day rally will also take place at noon at the IDS Crystal Court in downtown Minneapolis. The event will be emceed by Twins radio broadcaster John Gordon and will feature several Twins players and coaches.

The cast of the traveling production of "Jersey Boys" will perform the national anthem prior to the game, and the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Matthew Miller, a Bethel University student. Miller saved 10 lives during the I-35W bridge collapse last August and he was honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for his heroics in a ceremony on Tuesday.

Tickets do remain for the rest of the team's series against the Angels on Tuesday-Thursday and the final three games of the opening homestand against the Royals (April 4-6).

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.