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Saints ballpark renderings released; environmental study approved

New St. Paul Saints ballpark

The City of St. Paul has concluded a basic environmental assessment of the site for a proposed St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark will suffice, paving the way for detailed planning to begin.

At the same time, the city released some renderings of the ballpark plan, revealing a much more conventional design than originally put forward by the Saints when the team was lobbying for the new facility. Fans down the first-base line will have a view of the ever-scenic Lafayette Bridge, while fans down the third-base line will have a view of the downtown skyline. In an unusual configuration, the first-base line will run southeast, while the third-base line will run northeast. (The view above is to the east; the view below is to the west.)

The decision to bypass a more formal environmental-impact study at the former Gillette plant means site demolition can take place this summer. The new ballpark is expected to open for the 2015 season.

New St. Paul Saints ballpark

Images courtesy City of St. Paul.

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