October 13, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have firmed up a timeline for the long-planned renovation of Target Center.

The team said Tuesday that the project will begin in the summer of 2016 and be completed in time for the NBA season starting in 2017. It has a budget of $129 million and plans to redo the exterior of the 25-year-old building. It will also add new locker rooms and suites, upgrade the bathrooms and bring a new scoreboard.

The Timberwolves will play in the building through the renovation. But the WNBA's Lynx will have to move out of the building for the 2017 season while renovations are completed. It is not yet known where the Lynx will play.

The Wolves also announced an extension of the naming rights deal with Target.

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