MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Representatives from the City of Minneapolis, Timberwolves and Lynx, and AEG Facilities delivered an update and renderings for the $129 million Target Center renovation schedule Tuesday. They also announced an extension with Target for naming rights of the building.
Highlights of the renovation include more gathering spaces, clubs, improved guest amenities and a new exterior. The main entrance to the building will shift to the corner of 1st Avenue and 6th Street and feature a five-story glass atrium.
“By renovating instead of replacing, we are preserving the history and the legacy of all of the different acts, shows and teams that have played here and the life-long memories that have been created at Target Center,” Target Center General Manager Steve Mattson said.
A timeline of the renovation project has been released, but exact construction dates are not yet known.
Phase 1 Summer 2016: Suite Level, Scoreboard, Acoustic Improvements
Phase 2 Fall 2016-Spring 2017: Exterior Work Begin, Loading Dock, Marshalling Yard
Phase 3 Summer 2017: New Lobby Built, Locker Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Public Restrooms, Concourse Improvements, Additional Club Spaces, Food and Beverage Improvements
The building’s design work will continue for another few months -- the project will be presented to the Minneapolis City Council this spring for final approval. Completion of the renovations is slated for fall of 2017.