Minneapolis Releases Target Center Renovation Request For Proposal

Today the City of Minneapolis released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the architect and engineering firm for the renovation of the city-owned Target Center. The RFP release is the first step in securing an architect for the $97 million project.

“We are excited to get the process started,” said Ted Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. “The architect is the creative driver behind the whole project. This is a critical first step to creating the improved fan experience we are striving for.”

The RFP is available at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/finance/procurement/rfp.

Last fall the Timberwolves and Lynx reached an agreement with the City of Minneapolis and AEG Facilities to renovate the 23-year-old facility. Minneapolis will contribute $48.5 million to the project, the Timberwolves and Lynx will pay $43 million and AEG Facilities will pay $5.5 million.

The renovation will include fan experience improvements at all ticket levels, additional clubs and gathering spaces, and better traffic flow. Design details will be finalized after the architect is hired.

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