Twins, Sportservice bringing locally inspired dishes to new ballpark
MINNEAPOLIS – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Murray’s, the iconic steakhouse since 1946, is providing the inspiration for one of the signature menu items at Target Field – marking a new era for Twins fans and the food they’ll experience at the new ballpark.

A version of the well-known Murray’s steak sandwich will be served at multiple Mill City Grill concession locations throughout the ballpark. The Murray’s steak sandwich at Target Field will be made with choice sirloin steak, provolone cheese and served on a fresh ciabatta roll from Minneapolis’s Franklin Street Bakery.

Murray’s owner, Pat Murray, and the restaurant’s chef worked closely with the Twins and their food service partner Delaware North Sportservice on the sandwich concept in their kitchen to get it just right for its debut at Target Field.

“As one of the longest-running restaurants in downtown Minneapolis, Murray’s is proud to partner with our hometown team and downtown neighbor,” said Pat Murray, owner of Murray’s. “We’re excited that the Murray’s-inspired steak sandwich will be enjoyed by Twins fans at Target Field for years to come.”

The Twins and Delaware North Sportservice will introduce a wide variety of classic ballpark fare and exciting new signature items inspired by local restaurants, Twins greats and regional ingredients in the months leading up to Opening Day.

“Going to a game at Target Field will be about more than baseball – it will be about great food and a great fan experience,” said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. “We’re proud to begin announcing some of the great food options with iconic Minneapolis staples like Murray’s and Franklin Street Bakery.”

“We’re very fortunate to be able to draw on such a rich and diverse local food community in designing our menus,” said Pete Spike, Delaware North Sportservice general manger at Target Field. “We’re finding inspiration just steps away from home plate and all throughout Twins Territory to keep our menus fresh, local and tasting great.”

Season tickets for the inaugural season at Target Field are now on sale. For more information on Twins season, group and individual tickets, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com or call (612) 33-TWINS / (800) 33-TWINS.
About Murray’s
In 1946, Art Murray and his wife Marie established Murray’s at 26 South 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis – where it has become a legendary fixture on Minneapolis dining scene ever since. In 1960, son Pat Murray joined his parents at the restaurant and still oversees the operation. Murray’s is famous for its mouth-watering 28 oz. strip sirloin “Silver Butter Knife Steak.”

About Franklin Street Bakery
Franklin Street Bakery is a wholesale bakery that has been providing the country's top restaurants, hotels, retail, and food service operations with premium breads, buns, and artisan products since 1994. The bakery started as an in-house bakery, but moved to South Minneapolis to accommodate the growing demand for its products. In 2003, Franklin Street Bakery moved to its current location, a brand new 20,000 square foot facility on the corner of 11th and Franklin Avenues, still in South Minneapolis, as part of an urban renewal project. Today, Franklin Street Bakery products are available in over 20 states across the country.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies, providing concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice has served an impressive collection of sporting events and clients, including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.

For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience. http://www.delawarenorth.com/Sportservice.aspx


Glen White
Director-Corp. Comm
Email: GAWhite@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5753
Chris Iles
(612) 375-7489

Kevin Smith
(612) 375-7497

Jason Schumann (Sportservice)
(612) 816-5718
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