- Posted April 3, 2010 by
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You only get a warning at Target Field if you smoke weed
On Friday I took three students to Target Field to watch the Minnesota Twins play an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals. In the 7th Inning a fan in front of us came back to his seat with a red pepper. He then began carving it out and reached into his pocket and pulled out weed. With dozens of fans watching he began smoking.
Throughout the game this guy was telling people around him that he was going to be the first person to smoke weed at Target Field. I got up immediately with the intent of having security watch him take a hit. I approached security rather than the individual because I was fed up with his stupidity throughout the whole game. Security walked over to him with his smoking device in his hands and gave him a warning. HE DID NOT GET KICKED OUT! They did not even make him throw away his red pepper. The individual claimed it was "oregano".
I understand Twins Security are not the police, but they do have the power to kick people out of the game.
According to Official Twins website, "Under Minnesota State Law, Target Field is a “Smoke Free” facility. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the seating bowl, as well as in all interior rooms, concourses, outdoor balconies, and event spaces at Target Field."
Thank you Deadspin for sharing this story.