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St. Paul Saints unveil new ballpark renderings

Seeking to blunt criticism that a proposed ballpark design was too modern for the historic Lowertown area, the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) unveiled new renderings downplaying its impact on the area. Indeed, the three renderings all had the same message: the low-slung ballpark would provide plenty of views of its surroundings, ranging from […]

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Saints, city make up $8.8M ballpark funding shortfall

The St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) formally increased their contribution to a new Lowertown ballpark by another $1 million and agreed to take over daily maintenance of the facility, helping to close a $8.8-million funding gap. The gap arose after cleanup costs at the former Gillette/Diamond Products plant — former manufacturing home of Dippity-Do! […]

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Three firms bid on Saints construction project

The decision to open the design/build contract for a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark yielded three bids, including a proposal from Ryan Cos., which was awarded the original contract. Officials from the city’s Parks and Rec Department are reviewing the proposals from Ryan, Knutson Construction and PCL Construction to design and build […]

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No reason to worry about gap in Saints ballpark financing — yet

City officials are nervous about a $2-million “shortfall” in funding for a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark, but such hand-wringing is just silly, silly talks from folks inexperienced in building ballparks. The issue: only $52 million has been allocated by the state, city and the Saints for the ballpark, demolition work on […]

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