Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves kick off their “30 Days to Tip” this week leading up to the team’s first game at San Antonio on October 17. The team will begin the celebrations this year in honor of their 30th season as a franchise.
The 30 Days to Tip will include events, social giveaways and other surprises every day through October 17. Highlights of the festivities include:
Starting today and every Tuesday, the team will promote on social media adoptable dogs and puppies from Ruff Start Rescue.
Timberwolves Night at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins will host Timberwolves Night when they take on the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:10 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket through the special package also receive a co-branded Twins/Wolves hat, with a portion of ticket proceeds going towards Positive Coaching Alliance.
To purchase a ticket to Timberwolves Night, click here.
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
During weekends from September 22 through October 28, fans can visit Minnesota’s largest corn maze located in Brooklyn Park, which has been made in the design of the Timberwolves logo. The Twin Cities Festival and Corn Maze is a proud supporter of the Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation. Specifically, Saturday, October 13 will be Timberwolves Day and will include appearances by a player, the Timberwolves Dancers and Crunch. Tickets are $10 online by visiting twincitiesmaze.com and $12 at the door.
Open Streets Minneapolis
On Sunday, September 23 (Nicollet) and Sunday, September 30 (University of Minnesota), the Timberwolves will have a presence at the Open Streets Festival. Admission is free on both dates. The event includes games, music and giveaways.
Additional activities will be announced daily, and fans are encouraged to follow along on the Timberwolves social media accounts for more information.
The Wolves will host a public viewing party when the team travels San Antonio to open the season vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, October 17. More details will follow on the team’s watch party. The Wolves open play at Target Center for the first time this season on Friday, October 19 against Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
About the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves completed a successful 2017-18 season that included a return to the NBA playoffs. Off the court, the team grew in nearly every area of the business, notably a 15% year-over-year increase in attendance, 16 regular season home game sellouts, which accounted for the most in a season since the 1991-92 season, and a 20% increase in the full season ticket base, putting the team in the top 10 in the NBA in new full season tickets sold. The team also set an all-time franchise record in partial season ticket plans, group tickets and suite rentals, and were either sold out or over 90% capacity in every premium space. Television ratings increased 78% year-over-year, the third highest YOY increase in the league, and merchandise sales were up 70%, fueled by the team’s new branding and new relationship with Nike. Other new partnerships with Fitbit, Anheuser-Busch and Hy-Vee aided in a 25% increase in corporate partnerships. Prior to the start of the season, the team completed a $150 million renovation of Target Center, which was a nominee for Sports Facility of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Awards and was named a Top Project of 2017 by Finance & Commerce.