Twins announce home opener sold out

The Twins announced on Thursday that tickets for their April 13 home opener against the division-rival Royals have officially sold out.

"We're grateful for the support we continue to receive from fans across Twins Territory," said Twins president Dave St. Peter. "We're excited to welcome our team back to the Twin Cities with a daylong celebration of baseball and the Minnesota Twins."

While fans can no longer purchase tickets to the game itself, they can still be part of the Twins' home-opener experience.

The club has planned a series of April 13 events outside the ballpark that are open to the public, starting with free breakfast to be served on Target Plaza from 6-9 a.m. CT. Later in the day, DJ Mad Mardigan will perform on the balcony overlooking the plaza from noon to 2:15 p.m., while there will also be live music played at Target Field Station during that same time period.

The Twins are set to return home for their sold-out home opener after starting the season with a six-game road trip that will take them to Detroit and Chicago. They begin the regular season on Monday when they start a three-game set against the Tigers, followed by three games against the White Sox.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.