Target Field Station / Perkins Eastman

Target Field Station

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Target Field Station in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood is the city’s brand new state-of-the-art intermodal transit station and grand public space. Sitting at the doorstep of Target Field Stadium, the station is the “Grand Central Station” of the Twin Cities, designed to inspire a new civic identity and community pride in its mix of uses, central location, and iconic, purposeful design—ultimately creating one of the first spaces in the country to truly integrate transit and culture. The station officially opened to the public in May 2014.

Taking inspiration from Minneapolis’ distinct seasons and love of the outdoors, the public spaces have been designed to support a variety of activities, ensuring maximum use and comfort. The site includes the Great Lawn--a green stage providing opportunities for large pre-game events, community concerts, and seasonal events, as well as a space for individual activities. The Great Lawn offers valuable green space and a new park for downtown, including 286 below grade parking spaces and new docks for Nice Ride, Minneapolis’ bike share network. The site development includes an urban plaza with areas for neighborhood bars and eateries, cultural and entertainment spaces, and community events.

Target Field Station is a bustling urban park, transit station, and neighborhood gathering space all in one. This one-of-a-kind destination connects more than 500 trains arriving and departing daily via the METRO Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT), METRO Green Line (Central Corridor LRT), and Northstar Commuter Rail, in addition to accommodating more than 1,900 daily bus trips and miles of bike and walking trails.
AWARDS
Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, Greening Award: Large Green Space Activation (2016)
AIA Institute Honor Awards, Regional and Urban Design (2015)
Finance & Commerce, Top Projects (2014)
Spark Awards, Transit: Bronze (2014)
AIA New York State (AIANYS), Design Award: Citation for Design (2014)
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Best in Real Estate Award: Transit (2013)
Press
Finance & CommerceTop Projects: Target Field Station
Building Design + ConstructionWhen Is A Transit Station Not a Train Station? When It’s a Performance Venue
Minneapolis Star-TribuneArchitect Building on Success with Target Field Station