Target Center’s Treasure Island Resort & Casino Premium Level unveiled

Target Center unveiled the completed Treasure Island Resort & Casino Premium Level on October 6, which forms part of the major ongoing transformation of the arena. The grand opening for suite holders was hosted November 1 for the Timberwolves home opener.


Timberwolves & Lynx CEO Ethan Casson, said:

The Timberwolves and Lynx are thrilled with the results of the newly renovated Treasure Island Resort & Casino Premium Level. These beautiful suites and club spaces will provide an experience unlike any other in this market with high quality menu offerings, prime location seating for groups of varying sizes and plenty of open spaces for entertaining and socializing. We’re excited to activate our great partners in Treasure Island Resort & Casino and TCL within these spaces.


Along with naming rights of the entire level, Treasure Island Resort & Casino will also have a strong presence in the reinvented Club TI. The expanded club space provides an all-inclusive experience with over 200 seats within the club itself and an additional 100 seats available in section 121 that receive access into the club. Club TI is also available for groups of 10 or more, giving corporate groups the opportunity to entertain employees or clients. Tickets in this section will be available with season ticket memberships as well as on a single-game basis.


Treasure Island Resort & Casino Public Relations Manager Cindy Taube, said:

Treasure Island Resort & Casino has brought our modern Caribbean look and feel to the renovated Target Center. We have expanded Treasure Island’s brand presence to encompass the Premium Level, which is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate our lengthy partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx teams respectively. It’s Island Time in Club TI. This is where we will showcase our exciting resort amenities including Tado Steakhouse, The Lagoon Water Park, Wave Spa and Mount Frontenac Golf Course to all the fans who visit Club TI or the Premium Level.


New Timberwolves partner TCL will hold the naming rights for the TCL Theater Boxes; a new-to-market offering that no other venue in town provides. The boxes give those looking to entertain smaller groups the amenities of an all-inclusive club seating experience with the prime location of the sideline premium level.


Chris Larson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TCL, said:

As the Official TV of the Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx, we are excited to unveil these premium TCL Theater Boxes as the Target Center opens its doors for the 2016-17 NBA season. The first-class experience and unique position of these boxes is a perfect match for our customers’ passion for high quality entertainment and attainable luxury.

Additional new spaces include the Chairman’s Suites, which are located along the sideline and include a private suite with a balcony and access to the Chairman’s Club. The club provides a gourmet dining experience with a complimentary bar that overlooks center court. Chairman’s Suites are set up for groups of up to 16 people.


Photos of the new Treasure Island Resort & Casino Premium Level can be viewed here.


About Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s Caribbean-themed facility features over 2,200 slots, 27 blackjack tables, 20 carnival games, a 6-table poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious 500-room hotel and enjoy The Lagoon Water Park and Wave Spa. Take in a show with national entertainers in the 3,000-seat Island Event and Convention Center. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, 95-site RV-park, a 100-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24 lane bowling center, arcade and lounge.


About TCL

TCL is one of the fastest growing consumer electronics and TV brands in North America. Already one of the world’s best-selling TV brands, TCL (The Creative Life) was founded more than 30 years ago and prides itself on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL® Roku TV™.



Images & source: Copyright © 2016 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 21: during the pre-season game on October 21, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)


The renovation of Target Center

Target Center is undergoing a 3-phased transformation:

Phase 1

Renovation construction began in mid-April 2016, directly following the end of the Timberwolves’ season. Phase 1 included:

  • New Scoreboard
  • Suite Level Construction
  • Acoustic Improvements


Phase 2

Target Center will remain open for Wolves and Lynx games, as well as concerts and events during Phases 1 and 2, as construction begins on the exterior elements (autumn/fall 2016 to spring 2017):

  • Exterior Work Begins
  • Loading Dock Improvements
  • Marshalling Yard


Phase 3

During Phase 3, beginning summer 2017, Target Center will be shut down as major interior construction begins on locker rooms, concourse, public restrooms, etc:

  • New Lobby Built
  • Locker Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Public Restrooms
  • Concourse Improvements
  • Additional Club Spaces
  • Food and Beverage Improvements


The new & improved Target Center
Rendering showing the soon-to-be new & improved Target Center exterior…

and the grand new lobby

What To Expect

A magnificent five-storey atrium that provides pedestrians with a connection to the interior of the building that cannot be found in another sports venue.


An attractive and modern arena that enhances the visual appeal for entire neighbourhood.


More natural light and spectacular views of Downtown Minneapolis that create an unparalleled synergy between inside and outside.


The latest in lighting technology to brighten the space and provide additional warmth.


Polished concrete floors that will be virtually unrecognizable to long-time Target Center attendees, and remodeled Concessions stands and walls that will breathe new life and vibrancy to the arena.


A variety of stunning locations for fans to gather, featuring phenomenal views of the Minneapolis skyline that offer unique food and drink options.

Who’s Involved

Construction Manager: M.A. Mortenson Construction & Thor Construction
Branding & Wayfinding: Dimensional Innovations
Owners Representative: TEGRA Group

Final Costs

US$128.9m total cost

US$102.8m Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in construction cost


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