Major League ballpark
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
13,000 sq. ft. (1208 m2)
Minnesota Ballpark Authority
Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis
Major League ballpark
SQUARELINE Metal Ceiling Tiles
pinta acoustic SQUARELINE Metal Ceiling Tiles featured in Target Field, new Major League ballpark in Minneapolis
pinta acoustic, inc. provided ceiling tiles for Target Field, the new major league ballpark for the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minn. SQUARELINE Standard Metal Ceiling Tiles were not part of the original design but were added to enhance aesthetics in areas that had open ceilings.
“Twins management didn’t feel like the open ceilings with exposed pipes conveyed the desired aesthetic,” says Lucas Pechacek, field engineer, Mortenson Construction. “We needed to hide the exposed elements and provide a more finished look, without moving the sprinkler heads. The SQUARELINE metal ceiling tiles in chrome fit the sleek urban look we were striving for. The ceiling tiles reflect light from the floor and create a fluid look.”
Approximately 13,000 square feet of SQUARELINE Standard Metal Ceiling Tiles were installed in various areas of the stadium, including outside the Legends Club and the Town Ball Tavern on the Club Level, in the elevator lobby area on the Main Concourse Level in center field, and on all escalator landing areas on the Terrace Level. Twin Cities Acoustic made the initial recommendation to incorporate SQUARELINE Metal Ceiling Tiles and installed the tiles in Target Field.
pinta acoustic customized the SQUARELINE tiles for this application to assure the >70 percent open-area rate required to meet code and allow the sprinkler heads to remain hidden yet functional. Target Field is LEED® Silver certified, only the second Major League ballpark in the United States to attain that status. SQUARELINE Standard Metal Ceiling Tiles are constructed of expanded metal made from galvanized, powder-coated steel, with an optional acoustical backer. All SQUARELINE tiles are constructed from 35 percent to 55 percent recycled material. Tiles are available in white, chrome or black metal in three mesh patterns including SQUARELINE ultra, medium and standard. The acoustical backer is available in white, light grey or black.
SQUARELINE Metal Ceiling Tiles are available in sizes of 24 inches by 24 inches, 24 inches by 48 inches, and 48 inches by 48 inches. They are installed in 15/16 inch grid systems and are Class 1 fire rated for smoke density and flame spread.