The Minnesota Twins and University of St. Thomas today announced that tickets for the first-ever football game at Target Field will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. The University of St. Thomas football team will host Saint John's University on September 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Target Field. The NCAA Division III matchup, which will be a St. Thomas home game, will be the first-ever football game played at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. General seating tickets to the event will range from $15-35 for the 1:00 p.m. game (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.). Approximately 2,000 student section tickets for each university will be held and made available during the summer of 2017 at a cost of $10 per student.
Tickets for the September 23, 2017 football game will only be available through the Minnesota Twins ticket office. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting twinsbaseball.com/football, calling 612-33-TWINS or 800-33-TWINS, or visiting the Target Field ticket office.
The rivalry between the University of St. Thomas and Saint John's University football teams dates back to 1901. Since then, the schools have met 86 times and continually set NCAA Division III record attendance marks. Six of the top 14 all-time Division III attendance marks have involved the St. Thomas-Saint John's rivalry. Since 1901, only six of the 86 games have been played off-campus, including the 1901 and 1908 games at Lexington Park in St. Paul, Hamline University in 1909, St. Cloud Tech High School in 1945 and the Metrodome in 1996 and 1997. The Tommie-Johnnie rivalry has featured at least one Division III top-10 ranked team in 11 of the past 12 seasons and regularly attracts more than 10,000 spectators. The 2015 game, won by UST 35-14, drew an NCAA Division III-record crowd of 17,327.