Inside Look At The Timberwolves New Target Center Locker-room (Photos)

Timberwolves Locker-room Over the past two years, the now 27-year-old Target Center in downtown Minneapolis has undergone an extensive $145 million renovation. The once modern home of the Timberwolves and Lynx had grown sorely out of date, over the past few years, with upgrades to all aspects of the arena becoming abundantly necessary.

After dedicating the entire NBA offseason to completing the ongoing project (the Lynx are playing their current season in St. Paul), the new and improved Target Center is expected to be ready for business in time for the 2017-2018 NBA season.

One of the most glaring inadequacies of the former arena layout involved the Timberwolves home locker-room. That will all change this season, once the club moves into a newly constructed space, twice the size of the previously antiquated setup.

Recently, was provided a hardhat tour of the in progress renovation, including a sneak peak of the Wolves locker-room.  Below are a series of original photos.

The team’s circular locker space, which include large individual lockers (upper right and below).

Timberwolves Locker-room

Semi private showers featuring 8-foot tall showerheads.

Timberwolves Locker-room

The under construction training room.

Timberwolves Locker-room

Hot and cold plunge pools just off the training room.

Timberwolves Locker-room

Assistant coaches’ dressing area, with connecting bathroom. Coach Tom Thibodeau’s office and dressing space is right across the hall.

Timberwolves Locker-room

In addition to these photographed areas, the new Wolves locker-room will include a high-tech coaches’ work area, as well as a players’ longue.

The $145 million renovation of Target Center comes a couple years after the Wolves and Lynx opened a joint $25 million practice facility, directly across the street from their shared home arena.