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Decision due on Saints ballpark this week

New St. Paul Saints ballpark

A decision on the design-build team for a new downtown St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark should be made by St. Paul officials by the end of the week.

Three groups ended up bidding on the project: Ryan Cos./AECOM/Julie Snow Architects; Knutson Construction Services/Populous/HDR; and PCL Construction/DLR Group. All three have ties to the project and the state: the Ryan group worked on early renderings and site studies; Knutson and Julie Snow Architects are locals; Populous designed Target Field and Xcel Energy Center; and the DLR Group designed the renovated Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota, set to open this spring.

Interviews with the three groups were held last week.

The ballpark is expected to open for the 2915 season.

Image courtesy St. Paul Saints.

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