Twins Homestand Highlights: April 7-17

Monday, April 7 vs. Oakland Athletics (3:10 p.m.) - Target Field Opening Day presented by SUPERAMERCA

  • 6 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast on the Plaza - Fans are invited to drive down 7th Street (adjacent to the Majestic Twins Clubhouse Store) and grab a free ballpark breakfast. Free food and beverages will also be available to bikers and pedestrians on the 7th Street side of Target Plaza.
  • 1 p.m. - Gates open - legendary Twins players will ceremonially open their respective gates (Bert Blyleven will represent fellow Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew at Gate 3, Tony Oliva at Gate 6, Kent Hrbek at Gate 14, Tom Kelly will represent Rod Carew at Gate 29 and Kirby Jr. and Catherine Puckett representative will represent Kirby Puckett at Gate 34).
  • Approx. 2:30 p.m. - Home Free, a local a cappella group (Season 4 Champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off") will perform a pregame set on the field.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by local singer and entrepreneur Thomasina Petrus.
  • A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Minneapolis-based actor Barkhad Abdi, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the movie "Captain Philips." Following the first pitch, fans can meet Mr. Abdi in the new Twins Digital Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Home Run Porch.

On-field pregame ceremony will include, in this order:

  • Both teams will be introduced along the foul lines.
  • A giant flag will be unfurled by Twins Season Ticket Holders and SUPERAMERICA representatives.
  • Steve Cramer, Chair of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, will raise the Hennepin County Flag.
  • Ethan Nagle, a U.S. Marine from Prior Lake who recently received a Silver Star will raise the American Flag.
  • Gene Capistrant, Twins season ticket holder since 1961, will raise the Twins Territory Flag.

In-game elements include:

  • A ballpark-wide photo - Fans in attendance are encouraged to be in their seats during the 3rd inning to be a part of the Target Field ballpark-wide photo. Then, fans can visit www.twinsbaseball.com/tagoramic to find themselves at the game and tag their friends.
  • "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the 7th inning will be performed by children from Hope Kids, an organization that provides fun and activities for kids battling cancer.
  • "God Bless America" will be performed by local a cappella group Home Free (Season 4 Champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off.")

Twins "Stand Up To Cancer" during Home Opener

As a show of support for Twins General Manager Terry Ryan and those impacted by cancer everywhere, players from both teams will wear Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) uniform patches. In addition, both teams will sport special SU2C caps during batting practice. Following the game, the Twins batting practice caps will be autographed and auctioned off via twinsbaseball.com with proceeds benefitting SU2C. The Twins' first Split the Pot Raffle of the 2014 season will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

GIVEAWAY - All fans will receive a 2014 Joe Mauer magnet schedule courtesy of Our Family Brands.

Wednesday, April 9 vs. Oakland Athletics (12:10 p.m.) presented by SUPERAMERCA

GIVEAWAY - The first 20,000 fans will receive a 2014 TC magnet schedule courtesy of Our Family Brands.

TICKET OFFER - Student Day presented by Rasmussen College

Standing room only tickets are just $5 for students on Wednesday games. (Available day of game only at the Target Field box office beginning at 9 a.m. Limit one ticket per student with valid ID.)

TICKET OFFER - SchweigertDollar-A-Dog Day

Hot dogs are just $1 at the Hennepin Grille and Taste of Twins Territory concession stands. (Limit 20,000 per game; 2 per person)

TICKET OFFER - Treasure Island Resort & Casino Senior Days

Fans 55 and better receive a $5 discount on Field Box and Powerball® Pavilion tickets for all weekday day games. (Offer available by phone and in-person only. Tickets subject to availability)

Thursday, April 10 vs. Oakland Athletics (12:10 p.m.) presented by SUPERAMERCA

GIVEAWAY - The first 20,000 fans will receive a 2014 TC magnet schedule courtesy of Our Family Brands.

Friday, April 11 vs. Kansas City Royals (7:10 p.m.)

GIVEAWAY - The first 20,000 fans will receive a poster schedule courtesy of Star Tribune.

Welcome Home Luncheon - The Minnesota Twins, in partnership with U.S. Bank, the Minneapolis

Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the annual Twins Welcome Home Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Target Field. To register, visit www.minneapolischamber.org or www.saintpaulchamber.com.

Saturday, April 12 vs. Kansas City Royals (1:10 p.m.)

GIVEAWAY - The first 20,000 fans will receive a poster schedule courtesy of Star Tribune.

TICKET OFFER - DQ® Sensational Saturdays

Purchase a Saturday single game ticket in any seating section and receive a coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free Blizzard® Flavor Treat from DQ. (Offer not available for online orders printed at home or via the Target Field automated kiosks.)

Sunday, April 13 vs. Kansas City Royals (1:10 p.m.)

GIVEAWAY - The first 20,000 fans will receive a poster schedule courtesy of Star Tribune.

TICKET OFFER - Crystal Farms® Kids Day

Purchase a Sunday single game ticket in any seating section and receive a special coupon offer from Crystal Farms. (Offer not available for online orders printed at home or via the Target Field automated kiosks.) Plus kids 14 and younger can receive free autographs from a Twins player before the game. Postgame, kids can run the bases courtesy of Gillette Children's Hospital.

Tuesday, April 15 vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:10 p.m.)

SPECIAL EVENT - Jackie Robinson/Celebrate Diversity Day - Presented by Prairie Island Indian Community - Celebrate Diversity Day will feature a colorful pregame lineup of musical and cultural performances. Jackie Robinson Essay winners will be presented with awards during a special pregame ceremony.

GIVEAWAY - The first 10,000 fans will receive a "This is Twins Territory" poster courtesy of Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

TICKET OFFER - U.S. Bank Value Pack

Purchase a U.S. Bank Home Run Porch View ticket and receive a FREE Schweigert™ hot dog and Pepsi.

Wednesday, April 16 vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:10 p.m.)

GIVEAWAY - The first 15,000 fans will receive a collapsible water bottle courtesy of Pentair.

TICKET OFFER - Student Day presented by Rasmussen College

Standing room only tickets are just $5 for students on Wednesday games. (Available day of game only at the Target Field box office beginning at 9 a.m. Limit one ticket per student with valid ID.)

TICKET OFFER - SchweigertDollar-A-Dog Day

Hot dogs are just $1 at the Hennepin Grille and Taste of Twins Territory concession stands. (Limit 20,000 per game; 2 per person)

Thursday, April 17 vs. Toronto Blue Jays (12:10 p.m.)

TICKET OFFER - Treasure Island Resort & Casino Senior Days

Fans 55 and better receive a $5 discount on Field Box and Powerball® Pavilion tickets for all weekday day games. (Offer available by phone and in-person only. Tickets subject to availability. Not available 4/7.)