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2015 Organization of the Year: Goldklang Group

By any measure, it was a very good season for the four teams owned by the Goldklang Group: Record-setting attendance in St. Paul and Charleston, continued excellence in Hudson Valley and Pittsfield, and the opening of the amazingly popular CHS Field. These accomplishments earned the Goldklang Group Ballpark Digest’s Organization of the Year for 2015. […]

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New for 2015: CHS Field

We have a name for the new Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) opening for the 2015 season: CHS Field. Naming rights for the new ballpark were purchased by Inver Grove Heights (Minn.)-based CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 agriculture cooperative. “The opportunity to team up with Saints is a homerun for […]

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One last hurrah at Midway Stadium

We’re down to the wire at Midway Stadium, where the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) will wrap up their tenure there with a final game tonight. As a ballpark, Midway Stadium was cheaply built and not blessed with an abundance of amenities. Originally called Municipal Stadium, it opened after St. Paul tore down the […]

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Meet Julie Snow, Saints ballpark architect

The St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) are going with an interesting design team for their new Lowertown ballpark, with local architect Julie Snow designing the public spaces in the facility. Finance and Commerce interviewed Snow, whose background is not in sports architecture, but rather in design services of all sorts, including architecture, interior design […]

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The Week That Was: September 30

Affiliation news, attendance tallies, a new-ballpark proposal for the Tampa Bay Rays and previews for 2013. The top stories of the week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Angels to Burlington, A’s to Beloit Quad Cities, Astros announce affiliation Can-Am League expands to Trois-Rivières for 2013 2012 Baseball Attendance by Average 2012 Independent […]

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