Mayor Rybak, Glen Taylor to Announce Sensible Solution for Target Center

WHAT:
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and City Council President Barbara Johnson will join Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, Target Center representatives and downtown Minneapolis business representatives in announcing a sensible, sustainable Minnesota solution for renovating Target Center. The proposed renovation will cost considerably less than replacing the existing facility and will extend its life another two decades.

WHO:
Mayor R.T. Rybak
City Council President Barbara Johnson
Glen Taylor, Owner, Minnesota Timberwolves
Steve Mattson, General Manager of Target Center
Downtown Minneapolis business representatives

WHEN:
TOMORROW: Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Target Center, main ticket lobby — enter off 1st Ave. N.
600 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis 55402

MORE:
The City of Minneapolis-owned Target Center, the 28th-busiest building in the United States, is a statewide asset that is used by people from all 87 Minnesota counties and generates over $100 million in economic impact a year, as well as $10-15 million in taxes paid mostly to the State of Minnesota. At 21 years old, it is the 4th-oldest facility in the country that is home to an NBA team.
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