MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins and North Dakota State University today announced that the NDSU football team will host Butler on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Target Field presented by Pioneer. The NCAA Division I matchup, which will be a NDSU home game, will be the second-collegiate and first Division I football game played at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. The game will mark the first meeting between the two schools and will be the season-opener for both teams.
“The Minnesota Twins organization is honored and excited to host one of America’s greatest college football success stories – the NDSU Bison – at Target Field,” Twins President & CEO Dave St. Peter said. “The NDSU-Butler game is certain to be a tremendous college football showcase, as Bison Nation takes over downtown Minneapolis.”
“There has been great buzz and excitement from our fan base since the game at Target Field was announced. The opportunity to partner with the Twins organization and showcase Bison football in Minneapolis is something our players and coaches are excited about,” said NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen. “We look forward to seeing 40,000 members of Bison Nation, clad in green and gold, packing Target Field next year.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Pioneer and North Dakota State Athletics in bringing DI football to Target Field next fall,” said Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships Jeff Jurgella. “The Agriculture Industry is a vital economic force throughout all of Twins Territory, and we’re hoping many Ag producers will take the opportunity to travel to Minneapolis to enjoy Bison Football in such a unique venue before the harvest season is upon them.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public November 8, 2018 with special presale opportunities for NDSU, Butler and Minnesota Twins stakeholders beforehand. General seating tickets to the event will range from $20 to $58 for the 3:00 p.m. game (Gates open at 1:00 p.m.). Student tickets will be made available to NDSU students at a later date through the university.
Tickets for the August 31, 2019 football game will only be available through the Minnesota Twins. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting twinsbaseball.com/football, calling 612-33-TWINS or 800-33-TWINS, or visiting the Target Field ticket office.
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