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Target Center to Get $155 Million Face Lift

With Target Field across the street, Xcel Energy Center across the river, and a new Vikings stadium in the works, Target Center has to feel like the red-headed step child in the market.

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No more, as they have unveiled a $155 million plan to renovate and renew the building. 

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To ensure the public knows everything about the project, including how it is funded and what it will look like, there is a new website set up to bring that information to you. Visit TargetCenterRenovation.org for artist renderings, blue prints, and just about every other detail you could possibly want. 

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Wondering why they are doing this? The website addresses that right away:

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Target Center hosts nearly 200 events per year and is the 28th busiest building in the nation. It has been a tremendous economic boon for Minnesota for two decades, but it's no longer competitive in the marketplace. Fortunately, we can restore its competitiveness for one-third the cost of a replacement facility.

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A third of the cost? I'm in.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.