As Target Field turns 5, how is it doing financially?
A look at ticket sales suggests a struggling franchise, according to a Star Tribune report:
After peaking at 3.2 million fans in Target Field's first year, the team's attendance has steadily fallen, with the Twins drawing 2.47 million fans last year. At the Metrodome, which is being torn down, the team drew 2.416 million fans and won a division championship in 2009, its last year in the multipurpose stadium.
This year, the Twins are still hoping to reach 2.5 million fans -- with the boost of Minnesota hosting its first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in nearly 30 years. But the team acknowledged that it had sold 1.6 million tickets so far for this year, behind the 1.75 million tickets sold at this time a year ago.
Jesse Lawrence, analyst and CEO of ticket price tracker TiqIQ, joins The Daily Circuit to look at the financial data behind the stadium.