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Published April 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

Gallery: Target Field


Ryan Schmitz and Samantha Martin, both of Verndale, Minn., cheer a Twins play Monday during the inaugural regular season game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

  • Ryan Schmitz and Samantha Martin, both of Verndale, Minn., cheer a Twins play Monday during the inaugural regular season game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Steve Diedrick, from left, of Wahpeton, N.D., surprised his father, Harold, of Otter Tail Lake, Minn., with a Monday trip to Target Field to take in the Twins' home opener in the new Minneapolis stadium. Steve says his father is a "die-hard fan" who is also a member of the North Dakota Baseball Hall of Fame. Fans have some protection from the elements with the largest roof canopy in the majors. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Twins fans applaud a play Monday from outside Target Field's the main gate during the sellout season opener in the new Minneapolis stadium. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Max Hoffman, 7, takes in the Twins' home opener from behind right field Monday in the new Target Field in Minneapolis. Max, a Minneapolis native, was at the game with his mother, Valerie Hoffman, a native of Cando, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Chreese Jones poses for a souvenir photo Monday from behind center field of Target Field after performing the National Anthem with a combined choir including her group, Sounds of Blackness, at the home opener. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Characters Minnie and Paul shake hands whenever a Twin hits a home run in Target Field in Minneapolis. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • A sellout crowd packs Target Field Monday in Minneapolis for the Twins home opener in the new stadium. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Curtis Marlatt plays Monday in front of the entrance to Target Field prior to the Twins home opener in the new stadium. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Robert Ramsey, from left, Darlissa Williams, Secret Morris and Samuel Watley join the rest of the stadium in removing their hats from behind their concessions counter during the National Anthem prior to Monday Twins opener at the new Target Field in Minneapolis. They volunteered to staff the stand as a fundraiser for Making a Difference for the Future which benefits urban youth. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer laughs with teammates in the dugout prior to the Twins' home opener baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at their new stadium, Target Field, in Minneapolis, Monday. The Twins beat the Red Sox 5-2. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  • Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer hits a double against Boston Red Sox pitcher Scott Atchinson during the eighth inning of the Twins' home opener baseball game at their new stadium, Target Field, in Minneapolis, Monday. The Twins beat the Red Sox 5-2. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  • Minnesota Twins players Orlando Hudson, center, Michael Cuddyer, right, and Denard Span, left, celebrate after beating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 during the Twins' home opener baseball game at their new stadium, Target Field, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  • Bryan Spratt of Minneapolis, left, and his friend, Tony Carlson of St. Louis Park, pose with the newly-unveiled Kirby Puckett statue outside Target Field prior to their home opener against the Boston Red Sox in Minneapolis on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
  • Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox players line the field as F-16s fly over the stadium during the national anthem prior to the game. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  • Minnesota Twins players take the field for introductions prior to their home opener Monday. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Carl Pavano throws the first official pitch at Target Field Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
  • Ryan Sorby, a graduate student in architecture at North Dakota State University, looks out over Target Field Monday prior to the Twins' home opener in the new stadium. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • A fan hands out tickets as they enter Target Field Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
  • Minnesota Twins fans catch a ball tossed to them by a player during warmups at Target Field.(AP Photo/Andy King)
  • Kirby Puckett Jr., son of former Minnesota Twins player Kirby Puckett, enters Target Field as the first fan to arrive at the new stadium before the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox in baseball Monday.(AP Photo/Andy King)