Nederlander Takes Over Minneapolis' Target Center

The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Nederlander Organization have been approved by the Minneapolis City Council to jointly manage, operate and book the Target Center in Minneapolis. The new join

The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Nederlander Organization have been approved by the Minneapolis City Council to jointly manage, operate and book the Target Center in Minneapolis. The new joint venture, Midwest Entertainment, becomes effective Saturday (May 1).

Under the new agreement, the Timberwolves will oversee day-to-day operations of the venue, while Nederlander will focus on booking and promoting events for the 19,000-seat facility.

Nederlander will maintain an existing booking relationship with former Target Center leaseholder Clear Channel Entertainment to ensure a smooth transition between managers. But Nederlander can promote shows on its own, co-promote or work with outside promoters like AEG Live, Jam or House of Blues Concerts, according to Nederlander executive VP of concerts Dana Warg.

Warg has a history in the market as one-time GM of the Target Center under both Ogden Entertainment and SFX/CCE.

Upcoming concerts at the venue include Blink-182 on May 18, Jimmy Buffett on May 20, the Civic Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional on May 22, Christina Aguilera on July 1, Britney Spears on July 16 and Sting/Annie Lennox on July 20.
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