All fans in attendance will receive a Twins magnet schedule. The Twins also plan several special events prior to the start of the game with gates opening at 1 p.m. (two hours before first pitch) to allow fans to get to the ballpark in plenty of time to enjoy the pregame festivities.
Monday, April 7 - Twins vs. Athletics
Other pregame events include, in this order:
In-game elements include:
Twins "Stand Up To Cancer" during Home Opener
As a show of support for Twins General Manager Terry Ryan and those impacted by cancer everywhere, players from both teams will wear Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) uniform patches. In addition, both teams will sport special SU2C caps during batting practice. Following the game, the Twins batting practice caps will be autographed and auctioned off via twinsbaseball.com with proceeds benefitting SU2C.
At the end of the 2nd inning, all fans will be invited to join players from both teams as they "Stand Up To Cancer." Placards will be distributed to fans as they enter Target Field and fans will be encouraged to personalize their placard with the name of someone they know who has been affected by cancer.
In addition, fans will be encouraged to visit the new Twins Digital Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Home Run Porch to sign a giant electronic sign, showing their support for SU2C.
The Twins' first Split the Pot Raffle of the 2014 season will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.