MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 13, 2009—Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) and the Minnesota Twins have reached a 5-year agreement making Qwest the exclusive communications services sponsor of Target Field and the Minnesota Twins.
“Qwest has more than 3,500 employees who take pride in their hometown team,” said John Stanoch, Qwest’s Minnesota state president. “We are proud to continue our partnership with the Twins as they usher in a new era of baseball in
Under separate agreements, Qwest will build and maintain a multimedia network in Target Field – the 1 million square-foot facility that will open in April 2010 – equipping the ballpark with advanced data communication and video services that enhance the fan experience and support the Twins front office.
“Our partnership with Qwest positions us to take advantage of advancing technology for years to come,” said Dave St. Peter, president, Minnesota Twins. “This technology will help the Twins conduct business efficiently and greatly enhance the fan experience at Target Field.”
The agreement also contemplates joint community support and outreach efforts for Qwest and the Twins.
Customers coast-to-coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers a new generation of fiber-optic Internet service, high-speed Internet solutions, as well as digital home phone, wireless service available through Verizon Wireless and DIRECTV® services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.
About Target Field
Target Field, one of
The Minnesota Legislature in 2006 approved legislation to fund the new Minnesota Twins ballpark. The legislative action was the culmination of a 10-year effort to return outdoor baseball to
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