Minneapolis – St.Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota Twins and South Dakota State University (SDSU) today announced that the current National Champion Jack Rabbits football team will host Drake University at Target Field on September 16. The competition between these two Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs will be the SDSU Home Game. It’s also his third college football game in his 14-year history at the Twins’ home ballpark, and his second NCAA Division I contest.
Ticket information, including kick-off times and availability and on-sale dates, will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Minnesota Twins organization is thrilled to host SDSU Football as Jackrabbit continues his first-ever national title defense here at Target Field,” said Dave St. peter said. “He can’t wait to revel in the grandeur and tradition of football once again, and is thrilled to welcome SDSU, Drake, and their respective fans and communities to downtown Minneapolis and our beautiful ballpark. “
“We are honored to partner with the Minnesota Twins organization and would like to thank Drake officials for their collaboration in making this game at Target Field a reality.” It provides us with a great opportunity to showcase our alumni base, which is one of the strongest, and also a key area of our recruiting footprint.”
SDSU concluded its historic 2022 campaign with a 14-1 record and the program’s first national title with a victory over North Dakota State in the FCS Championship Game on January 8, 2023. bottom.
Target Field College Football History
The SDSU-Drake matchup is the third college football game to be played at Target Field and the second NCAA Division I contest. The Twins’ home stadium first hosted a then-record Division III crowd of 37,355 on September 23, 2017, in his 20-17 victory over St. John’s College in St. Thomas’ College . Then, on August 31, 2019, he had 34,544 fans in attendance as North Dakota State defeated Butler University 57-10.
Located in downtown Minneapolis, the award-winning Target Field (home of the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball) is one of the Upper Midwest’s premier sports and entertainment venues and one of the game’s most unique and spectacular ballparks is one of 2011 sports business journal A Sports Facility of the Year, the ballpark was recognized for providing the best game day experience in all sports. ESPN The Magazine Known as “America’s Greenest Ballpark,” Target Field will be LEED Platinum certified in 2022 and is the only MLB venue to earn five individual LEED honors. Since opening in 2010, Target Field has hosted the MLB postseason (2010, ’19, ’20), the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, numerous high school and college baseball games, 17 concerts, and two college football pitches. It has hosted matches, international football matches. 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classics®.