You can’t see movie stars at the Block E multiplex in downtown Minneapolis anymore, but basketball stars may soon take their place. Building owners unveiled plans Monday to overhaul the troubled development and the centerpiece of the proposal is a new practice facility for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx. Block E opened to Read more →
The owners of the star-crossed Block E development in Minneapolis have lured their NBA/WNBA neighbors across the street.
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The Minneapolis City Council signed off on the $97 million dollar upgrade to the Target Center this morning. Read more →
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday fans will be screened with metal detectors before tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The change is a result of “the NBA’s ongoing efforts to increase fan safety and security,” the team said in a release. The Wolves said that all fans entering Target Center will be checked with handheld Read more →
The Pioneer Press’s Ray Richardson says that NBA Commissioner David Stern weighed in on the Target Center renovation during a stop in Minneapolis today. It’s yet another effort to sweeten the pot on the back and forth plans for an update for the downtown arena. Stern is taking a bit of a victory lap: he’s Read more →
The Star Tribune’s Eric Roper reports that the bill for rebuilding Target Center has been formally slashed by a third. From the original $150 million plan, the project has been cut first to $135 million and now to $100 million, according to Roper. The number was slumping as low as $95 million in preliminary plans offered Read more →
There’s been a lot of attention on the Vikings stadium, and now the other half of that stadium deal — the renovation of Target Center — is about to get off the ground. The city announced today it was setting up the “implementation committee” that will guide the planned $135 million renovation of the city-owned basketball arena. Read more →