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NBA: Renovated Target Center to reopen Oct. 20

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday they will host the first public event at the remodeled Target Center Oct. 20 as they take on the Utah Jazz in their regular-season home opener.

The event marks the finish line on a year and a half, $140 million renovation, which includes technology upgrades such as adding Wi-Fi and digital signage, new premium spaces, seating and significant concourse improvements.

To see the latest renderings of the project, or to schedule a tour, visit

Fans can purchase single-game tickets to the Wolves home opener beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, by visiting or calling 612-673-1234.

The Timberwolves will tip-off their 28th season in the NBA as they travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs Oct. 18. This is the fourth consecutive season the Wolves have opened on the road after opening at home for 13 consecutive seasons from 2001-13.

The Wolves' 82-game regular season schedule is highlighted by the team's second consecutive Christmas Day game in which they travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers on TNT at 9:30 p.m. CT. Minnesota will appear on national television 25 times this season, including once on ABC, nine times on ESPN, seven on TNT and eight on NBA TV.

The Wolves' 25-game national TV schedule features a visit by the Golden State Warriors at 2:30 p.m. March 11 on ABC, as well as an appearance by Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 on ESPN. The Wolves' schedule also features a stretch where the team plays eight consecutive games on national TV (Feb. 26-March 18).

Minnesota will enjoy two five-game homestands this season, with the second of the two featuring visits from LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Jan. 8 and Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder Jan. 10.

The Wolves home schedule also features a four-game homestand Nov. 22-28. Minnesota's longest stretch away from Target Center will be three games (four times).