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Twins announce that they are... lowering concession prices?

I have no idea what in the darn-tootin’ happened, but this is amazing.

85th MLB All Star Game
Remember when Target Field had these things for the All-Star Game? Weird.
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The Twins made a rather amazing announcement on Wednesday: they are actually lowering some concession prices for 2019. I’m pretty damn sure this is the first time prices have been lowered for concessions since Target Field opened in 2010.

And yes, this even includes BEER — although the lowered prices are limited.

Here’s the deal: The lower prices will apparently only be available at the State Fair concessions stands (sections 133 and 327), and the lowered prices only include some items. Without further ado, because I know this is what you are all here for, and I don’t mean to keep you waiting or delay this announcement, the lowered-price items are... okay one moment... they are... sorry my computer is being slow today... okay:

  • Hot dog: $4
  • Nachos: $4
  • Soft Pretzel: $4
  • Peanuts: $3
  • Popcorn: $3
  • 16oz Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist: $2 (!!!)
  • 12 oz Budweiser or Bud Light: $5 (!!!!!!!!!!)

This is truly amazing, and I’m sort of waiting to hear what the catch is here. Do you only get four nachos for one dollar? Are the hot dogs actually cocktail wieners? Are they going to start charging for condiments?

In any case, the best option — in my opinion — is still to bring your own food to the ball park, which is actually totally allowed, if you didn’t know that. While I sometimes enjoy the refreshments Target Field has to offer, I frequently find them over-priced and not as satisfying as I’d hoped — hence, bringing food. I once brought an entire tray of fresh sushi to the ballpark, and yes, people totally stared at me the entire time while I ate it in the left field bleachers.

And a $5 Budweiser? That’s almost Metrodome levels of impressive. I would rather die than pay $5 for a Bud Light, but Budweiser is a perfectly fine beer. I mean, it has alcohol. Plus: More Rally Beers means more Twins wins, right?!

Reminder to never, ever, drink and drive. It’s not funny. It’s not cute. It’s not okay.

I feel like the Twins missed out on a huge marketing opportunity by not just making Dollar Dog Day every day. I mean, SERIOUSLY. But this is a step in the right direction.