MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Minnesota Twins have announced the team's home opener, is sold out! The Twins home opener is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 versus the Seattle Mariners at Target Field.
Since the opening of Target Field in 2010, the Twins have drawn 312,768 fans on eight home opener dates for an average crowd of 39,096. The April 5 home opener will be the 161st sellout in Target Field history.
FIRST PITCH: The Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. men's curling team will be throwing baseballs instead of stones at the Twins home opener. U.S. men's curling team members John Shuster of Chishom, Tyler George of Duluth, John Landsteiner of Mapleton, Matt Hamilton from McFarland, Wisconsin and alternate Joe Polo of Bemidji were selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Dessa, a Minneapolis-based rapper and member of local music group Doomtree, will sing the national anthem.
BREAKFAST ON THE PLAZA: Similar to previous years, the Twins will also host a free breakfast for fans on Opening Day. Breakfast on the Plaza will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the 7th Street side of Target Plaza.
MLB OPENING DAY: The Twins will start their 2018 season on the road with a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on March 29, 31 and April 1.