After 28 years at the Metrodome, baseball fans might now have to navigate new bus routes, deal with more one-way streets downtown, find new parking spots and double check the train schedules to get to the ballpark.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to plan a smooth trip to Target Field.
For a lot of people, their usual route to the Metrodome should work just fine. The two stadiums are only about 12 blocks apart.
If you drive to Minneapolis, plenty of parking is available downtown. The A, B, and C Ramps are the closest to Target Field. Parking there will cost up to $15.
City and team officials are also encouraging drivers to park in lots and ramps several blocks away from Target Field and then walking to the ballpark. After games, it will be quicker to walk to a lot or ramp farther away from Target Field than to deal with post-game congestion near the stadium, they say.
Baseball fans will have two rail options to get to Target Field: Hiawatha Light Rail and Northstar Commuter Rail.
The Hiawatha Line will bring riders right to Target Field Station, the line's northern terminus. Light rail connects with dozens of bus routes and several large parking lots in Minneapolis.
Metro Transit offers a six-hour event pass designed to ensure riders can get to the game and back on one ticket: $4 on weekdays, $3.50 on weekends.
The Northstar Commuter Rail line will run for a select number of games as it shares its tracks with the BNSF Railway.
The Northstar line — with stops in Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka, Coon Rapids-Riverdale and Fridley — offers a roundtrip family pass option for two adults and up to three children. Fares range from $8 to $17, depending on where you board the train.
More than a dozen Metro Transit bus routes stop at or near Target Field.
Metro Transit will also run the Twins Express Route 679, which offers nonstop service to every game from the Interstate 394 and County Road 73 Park & Ride ramp in Minnetonka.