Out at Target Field today for the annual new foods tasting event, team President Dave St. Peter met the group and went over the more than $15 million worth of renovations that the team has added to their still shiny new stadium.
Headlining the list of additions and improvements was the new Bat & Barrel club in the right field suite level.
Formerly known as the Metropolitan Club and closed to only season ticket holders, the new Bat & Barrel space is a gathering point for all fans in attendance. Bringing a bit of a sports bar vibe, there are 120 feet of drink rails facing the field with windows that will open to the field to offer an outdoor feel to the new dynamic space.
Big screen TVs, new food items and team memorabilia and trophies will be the focal point of the new area.
In addition to Bat & Barrel, the team has fixed the "pinch point" on the right field concourse between gates 29 & 34. Widening the concourse to ease congestion, the project will also add standing room only seats in RF that will offer a direct view of home plate.
The team has also extended the safety netting to the end of the dugouts and replaced the old nets with state of the art material that will protect fans and create a great viewline through the net.
You'll see new digital menus throughout the stadium and a new tap wall out in right field called Drafts at 34 as well featuring Glen Perkins personal brew created in accordance with Surly.