KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Target Field Ready For Chilly Opener



Bookmark and Share

MINNEAPOLIS, MN --  Minnesota sports fans may well wonder if the Vikings should be starting the season tomorrow afternoon.  Instead the Twins, the "boys of summer", will start the 2013 season with what could possibly be the coldest home game in franchise history.

The Twins play Detroit tomorrow at 3:10 with forecasts predicting that the game will be played in near freezing conditions with wind chills in the 20's.  The coldest home opener in Twins history was in 1962 against the Angels when the temperature dipped to 34 degrees.  The franchise record for coldest home game was set five years later, in 1967, when the Twins played the Yankees in 32 degree weather.  Tomorrow's game is the earliest home opener in Twins history.

Groundskeepers and staff have cleared the field and concourses.  In addition, Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says there will be more than 300 heaters on throughout every level of Target Field.  The team does admit, though, that the cold weather could be a reason the game is not yet sold out.

Justin Verlander will pitch for Detroit.  Minnesota counters with newcomer and former Philadelphia Phillie Vance Worley.

-VIDEO CORRECTION:  IN THE VIDEO KEVIN SMITH IS INCORRECTLY REFERRED TO AS HEAD GROUNDSKEEPER.  
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Coyotes Can't Escape Bear Trap (Again)  story with video

MISSOULA, Mont. —Fourth-ranked Montana scored touchdowns on ...

Washington Alum Hermanson Stars Again Against USD  story with video

MISSOULA, MT  --  For the second straight year, Sioux Falls ...

4th Ranked Montana Too Much For USD  story with video

MISSOULA, MT  --  For the third straight year the South Dakota Coyotes gave ...

SDSU Jacks Up Southern Utah  story with video  Sep. 13

Lincoln & O'Gorman Win Presidents Bowl  story with video  Sep. 13

Augustana Stunned In Overtime  story with video  Sep. 13

Dakota State Suffers First Loss To VCSU  story with video  Sep. 13

#21 Dakota Wesleyan Tackles Briar Cliff  story with video  Sep. 13

Northwestern Outlasts Doane In Overtime  story with video  Sep. 13

Augie Volleyball Wraps Up Perfect NSIC Challenge  story with video  Sep. 13

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Peterson Case Sparks Child Abuse Discussion  story with video

Yesterday, Minnesota Vikings running back ...

Make-A-Wish SD's 30th Celebration  story with video

Every year, the Make-A-Wish foundation grants wishes to ...

Update: Adrian Peterson Child Injury Charge

A Texas prosecutor says a grand jury backed a child abuse ...

Woodstock Icons At Black Hills Unity Concert  Sep. 13

Murder Trial For Pierre Teen Finally Begins  Sep. 13

Hundreds Walk To End Alzheimer's   Sep. 13

SD School Discipline Program Results  Sep. 13

Furry Friends Receive New Play Areas  story with video  Sep. 14

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top