Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/26/12
MINNEAPOLIS After its first season in 2010, Target Field underwent several changes to help enhance the game day experience for fans. Now, the Minnesota Twins and Target Field are adding yet another way for fans to connect to the action. The Twins, partnering with MLB Advanced Media, announced Thursday that they have launched a new mobile game called "At the Plate," which allows fans at Target Field to predict what will take place on the field during the game. Fans who correctly predict certain events throughout the game are awarded points. The section at Target Field that accumulates the most points that game is the winner, and each fan in that section is eligible for a prize. "This new game is really a way for fans of all interest levels to interact with the baseball game at a whole new level," said John Avenson, the Twins' vice president of technology. "Rather than detract from the game at hand, it actually enhances it and engages fans in a way that has never been done before." The "At the Plate" game is part of MLB's "At the Ballpark," a free app for mobile devices. It is currently available for only iOS devices. The interactive game is part of a movement by the Twins to integrate technology and baseball. Target Field has free wireless Internet (TwinsWiFi), which allows fans to connect while at the park. The mobile game will be available beginning with the Twins' game Friday at Target Field against Cleveland, according to Chris Iles, the team's corporate communications manager. Once the app is opened, fans must choose which section they're sitting in. The game can be played before the Twins bat in the bottom of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings of each game. Predictions can then be made as to what the Twins will do while at the plate. Picks for the bottom of the fourth inning, for example, must be made before or during the top of the fourth inning. For each inning, fans may choose up to three of eight possible events: single; double; triple; home run; strike out; walk; stolen base or grand slam. The "At the Plate" game is unique to Target Field and the Twins and was developed by Minneapolis-based Sportsdigita, a digital sports marketing agency. "Digital is truly the name of the game right now," Sportsdigita president Angelina Lawton said in a statement. "Sports franchises, now more than ever, are incorporating these platforms into their business strategy." Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Five most anticipated September MLB call-ups
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Raiders file trademark applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

Report: Josh Gordon will be restricted free agent after 2016

Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt out of Mets contract

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Zach Johnson unloads on Olympic golf

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

Lawsuit over Hall of Fame Game refiled after McAfee comments

Report: Griffin plans to re-sign with Clippers, won't be traded

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for our favorite football movies

Bruce Arians on sideline video use: 'It helps bad coaches'

Hard not to be cynical about LeBron's 'Cleveland Hustles'

Familiar faces that won't be seen in the NFL this year

Junk Diver: Yasiel Puig

Fan freaks out Yankees by falling into the dugout

24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

Revisiting the 10 biggest mistakes of the NFL offseason

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for our favorite football movies

Hard not to be cynical about LeBron James' 'Cleveland Hustles'

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Familiar faces that won't be seen in the NFL this year

24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker