Where does Target Field rank for cost of marriage proposals?
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What started as a romantic idea quickly grew tired. When Target Field opened in 2010, marriage proposals were a novel concept at the brand new stadium.
But sit through a dozen Twins home games and you're bound to hear 'Will you marry me?' nearly as often as you hear 'Error, Trevor Plouffe.'
Perhaps I'm too jaded from seeing the non-unique, very public proposals, but I personally think there are too many each summer at Target Field.
Last season, I worked in Baltimore covering the Orioles in Camden Yards and didn't see a single proposal at a home game.
Well, thanks to this post by Molly Fitzpatrick post on Swimmingly.com, I found the answer.
Camden Yards in the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore is one of five ballparks that does not allow marriage proposals.
Target Field, meanwhile, is among the 25 parks that cater to patrons willing to get on one knee and pop the question. Prices range from $50 (Pirates, Braves, Rockies, Reds) all the way to $2,500 (who else -- the L.A. Dodgers). Proceeds at Target Field benefit the Twins Community Fund, a charity run by the organization.
What does it cost at Target Field?
Here's the excerpt from Fitzpatrick:
$209: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per game). Call (612) 659-3502.
I hope including the phone number doesn't make me an enabler. I don't think I could live with that fact this summer.
For full details on all the perks included, check out the post from Swimmingly.
The teams that have it right, in my opinion are the the Blue Jays, the Angels, the Royals, the Orioles and the Mets. They forego the added revenue and do not allow proposals in their ballpark.