Everyone wants a new toy these days, it seems. Now comes word that it's necessary to update the Target Center and spend $150 million to do it. No one is quite sure how it will be done, or who will pay, but apparently it's needed. The renovations are more than the initial construction cost of the building, which is only 20 years old but is now somehow antiquated.
Maybe it's just me, but I am finding it very hard to attend professional sporting events these days. If you are going to bring in a family of four to Target Field to watch the Twins, you can reasonably expect the experience to cost you $150 or more. Benster and I were able to go to a game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay earlier this year thanks to a highly generous gift from my brother. The face value of the tickets in question, good but not great seats, was $83 apiece. The reported ticket prices for the Super Bowl are significantly larger than a mortgage payment for most people in the Twin Cities.
I don't know where it ends. If I didn't know better, I'd say this feels like a bubble. And I don't know better.