600 First Ave N, Minneapolis, 55403
Minnesota went without a professional basketball team for almost 30 years when the Lakers moved to Los Angeles’ brighter skies in 1960. But the Minnesota Timberwolves finally hit the floor in 1990 and haven’t looked back.
High school phenomenon and first round draft pick, Kevin Garnett, proved to be a class act all around, earning NBA MVP status in 2004 and making history with each shot, pass, and assist as he played for the Timberwolves for 12 years (1995-2007).
The Wolves flirted with a championship in 2004, yet lost to those aforementioned Lakers in the Western Conference finals. Through staff changes and player trades, the Wolves continue to attract thousands to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis and still are yearning for that big win.
Our basketball talent doesn’t stop with the Wolves; we also boast the Lynx, top contenders in the WNBA. Head Coach Don Zierden guides the team, including key contributors Nicole Ohlde and Svetlana Abrosimova.
Opened:October 13, 1990
Surface:One of only two moveable arena floors in the country.
Capacity:18,467 theatre-style permanent seats
Owner:City of Minneapolis (March, 1995)
Management:MN Timberwolves organization