Location: 600 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, March 1st // Noon-6PM
The Twin Cities Sneaker Exchange is getting set to throw their 5th event. What started as an experiment is now the cities’ premier sneaker trading, buying and selling expo attracting a wide variety of dealers/collectors. This time around the event will be at the Target Center in conjunction with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Amid the booths full of shoes, you’ll find live performances from a few local artists and painting exhibits, rounding out what should be a good time. With the Timberwolves on board, $20 tickets will get entry, as well as upper level seats for the Clippers game (March 2nd), while $40 tickets will grant you lower level seats. This one’s all ages and a solid deal for any fan of basketball or sneaker culture in general, click the link below for more information via Studiiyo 23.
It is finally official, the Minneapolis City Council has approved the latest hiring of Loring Park’s Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlegs. The two companies are teaming up to re-renovate Target Center and make it less of a soar thumb that it already is. With over $97 million being put into the damn thing, we hope to have one of the better arena’s around. Architectural Alliance is rather known throughout the MPLS area due to their work on the Guthrie Theater and TCF Bank Stadium, which are both state of the art facilities. So far, Minneapolis plans to begin construction in Spring 2015. . . Meanwhile, enjoy the traffic while you can, because it is going to be a mess.
The Target Center is set to get a complete face lift immediately following this season. The $100 million renovation will involve re-designing the outside, concessions, the center screens, and just about everything else you can think of. The facelift should make Target Center once again a state of the art arena for basketball. Just think about this, not only does MPLS have a brand new baseball field, they are about to have one for the Vikes and Wolves as well. I am definitely a fan of this decision by the city council; troughs at a basketball arena are not really ideal.