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Northwoods League exploring Blaine ballpark

Northwoods LeagueAnother effort to bring a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team to the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will be studied in the coming two months.

The National Sports Center in suburban Minneapolis is a large, multifacility complex housing arenas, soccer facilities and ballfields; it’s been eyed for several years by the Northwoods League and potential team owners as the site of a ballpark. The two-month study, to be performed by Ripken Design, CSL International and LHB Architects, will examine two issues: whether a Northwoods League ballpark is viable and what it would take to make the complex being the largest youth baseball facility in the United States, which would include an indoor training facility and domed practice fields.

Currently there is no Northwoods League team in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area; St. Cloud and Mankato are the closest teams.

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