MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – Celebrating diversity, bringing added awareness to important health causes and reveling in pop culture phenomenon, all through the shared experience of baseball, the Minnesota Twins today announced their first 20 scheduled “Theme Nights” for the 2021 regular season at Target Field. Unique, premium giveaways are available exclusively with the purchase of that game’s theme night ticket package; fans can buy their 2021 Twins theme night game tickets at twinsbaseball.com/themenights, or by calling 1-800-33-TWINS. Theme night packages are limited and expected to sell out.
Please note that additional Twins Theme Nights, including Love Your Melon, Timberwolves and Wild nights, among potential others, will be announced in the future, once dates and details have been finalized.
New for 2021
Highlighting a trio of new theme nights that were set to debut in 2020, but will now have their inaugural showing in 2021, is First Avenue Night (August 17), with the Twins celebrating this famed music venue and the club’s downtown Minneapolis neighbor. Fans who purchase this theme night package will receive a co-branded First Avenue/Twins jersey.
Kids of all ages will enjoy Sesame Street Day on June 27, with a Twins t-shirt created in the spirit of the long-running show’s Cookie Monster character. One month after the cast of this beloved sitcom reunites for a special show, the Twins will be there for you on the first-ever Friends Day (June 26, featuring a Friends-themed T.C. bobblehead).
In February 1980, at Lake Placid, N.Y., the United States Olympic Hockey Team became arguably the most iconic American sports team ever assembled, shocking the Soviet Union in the “Miracle on Ice” before defeating Finland to win gold. Now, 41 years later, the Twins will hold its first 1980 Miracle Team Celebration Night on September 28, with theme night ticket holders receiving a Twins jersey inspired by this legendary group.
Additionally, the 2021 Pride Night presented by Target (July 6) will feature a first-of-its-kind premium item, with fans able to customize a Twins/Pride Night jersey with their personal pronouns of choice (customization available at time of theme night purchase; pronouns will appear on the sleeve).
Among the returning theme night favorites scheduled thus far in 2021 are games celebrating five local colleges and universities; the #OneMN sports series bringing the Twins together with the Minnesota Lynx (July 5), United (June 10) and Vikings (June 8); pop culture gatherings for Star Wars (July 26), Peanuts (June 13), the Grateful Dead (June 11) and Margaritaville (June 12); and a fundraising effort on Cancer Awareness Night (June 21, when the Twins will also pay special tribute to former bench coach Mike Bell, who passed away during Spring Training following a bout with cancer).
A full list of the Twins’ current 2021 theme nights and exclusive premium items follows. For more information, please visit twinsbaseball.com/themenights.
SKOL Night – June 8 vs. New York-AL
• Co-branded SKOL/Twins Cap
Loons Night – June 10 vs. New York-AL
• Co-branded Loons/Twins Beanie
Grateful Dead Tribute Night – June 11 vs. Houston
• Grateful Dead-inspired Twins Cap
Margaritaville Night – June 12 vs. Houston
• Margaritaville-inspired Twins Hawaiian Shirt
Peanuts Day – June 13 vs. Houston
• Twins-themed Charlie Brown Bobblehead
Cancer Awareness Night – June 21 vs. Cincinnati (also Mike Bell Tribute Night)
• Twins Cancer Awareness Caps (10 varieties) benefiting the American Cancer Society
North Dakota State University Night, Presented by Alerus – June 24 vs. Cleveland
• Co-branded NDSU/Twins Cap
Friends Day – June 26 vs. Cleveland
• Friends-themed T.C. Bobblehead
Sesame Street Day – June 27 vs. Cleveland
• Twins/Cookie Monster T-Shirt
Minnesota Lynx Night – July 5 vs. Chicago-AL
• Co-branded Lynx/Twins Beanie
Pride Night, Presented by Target – July 6 vs. Chicago-AL
• Twins/Pride Night-themed jersey with Customizable Personal Pronouns of Choice (benefiting Twin Cities Pride)
University of North Dakota Night, Presented by Alerus – July 8 vs. Detroit
• Co-branded UND/Twins Cap
South Dakota State University Night – July 9 vs. Detroit
• Co-branded SDSU/Twins Cap
Star Wars Night – July 26 vs. Detroit
• Nelson Cruz “BoomSaber” Bobblehead
College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University Night – July 27 vs. Detroit
• Co-branded CSB/SJU/Twins Cap
University of Minnesota Night – August 13 vs. Tampa Bay
• Co-branded UMN/Twins Cap
First Avenue Night – August 17 vs. Cleveland
• Co-branded First Avenue/Twins Jersey
ZubazPalooza – September 10 vs. Kansas City
• Twins-themed Zubaz
Twins Flannel Day – September 12 vs. Kansas City
• Twins-themed Flannel Shirt
1980 Miracle Team Celebration Night – September 28 vs. Detroit
• 1980 Miracle Team-inspired Twins jersey
(info courtesy of Twins)