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Opening Day 2015

Monday, April 13
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All fans in attendance will receive a Twins hoodie (size M/XL) presented by your local Northland Ford Dealers.

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Opening Day Festivities
6 to 9 a.m. Breakfast on the Plaza - Fans are invited to drive down 7th Street (adjacent to the Twins Majestic 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.
Noon to 2:15 p.m. DJ Mad Mardigan will perform on the balcony overlooking Target Plaza.
Noon to 2:15 p.m. Live music at Target Field Station - Field Trip plays from noon to 1 p.m. followed by The Golden Hippie from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
1 p.m. Gates open - Legendary Twins alumni will ceremonially open the gates.
2:30 p.m.

A special pregame performance by recording artist Shawn Mendes. Following his performance, fans can meet Shawn Mendes in the Twins Digital Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Home Run Porch.

The National Anthem will be performed by local singer and entrepreneur Greta Oglesby. Greta Oglesby can be seen in the Guthrie Theater's production of The Crucible, Arthur Miller's drama playing April 11- May 24

A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by legendary Timberwolves player Kevin Garnett.

A flyover featuring a pair of F-16s from the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard.


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.
  • Raptor Center Eagles Pi and Max will be at home plate.
  • Marion Greene will raise the Hennepin County Flag. Marion serves as Hennepin County Commissioner representing the 3rd District, which includes all of St. Louis Park, most of southwest Minneapolis and much of downtown.
  • Jerry Driscoll, Retired Air Force First Lieutenant will raise the American Flag. He served 24 years of active duty in the Air Force, 7 of which were spent as a P.O.W. in Vietnam.
  • Kevin Enge, Twins season ticket holder since 2002, 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 tag themselves at the game.
  • "Take Me out to the Ballgame" in the 7th inning will be performed by recording artist Shawn Mendes and fans.
  • "God Bless America" will be performed by Denver Murphy, Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force.