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Twins, Pohlad company developing area west of Target Field

The area west of Target Field, already being developed as a transit hub, will also sport an amphitheater, retail, a parking ramp, public spaces and potentially a hotel under a deal struck by Hennepin County, the Minnesota Twins and United Properties. United Properties is a privately owned commercial real-estate development and investment firm owned by […]

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Twin Cities group negotiating to buy Slammers

Attorney Josh Schaub and real-estate developer Tom Gump — both of Minneapolis — emerged as the potential buyers for the Joliet Slammers (independent; Frontier League), as they met with the City Council about a revised ballpark lease. According to his LinkedIn profile, Schaub is an attorney specializing in sports law, teaching at Hamline University School […]

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Adios, Metrodome

The decision last week to build a new stadium for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings had one bittersweet side effect: the Metrodome will be torn down to make way for the new facility. The decision really wasn’t hard: though other downtown Minneapolis sites were under consideration to house the new 65,000-seat football stadium (including a site […]

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Metrodome roof to be raised

The roof of the Metrodome is set to be raised for the first time since December’s snowy collapse, as $22.7 million in repairs are nearing completion. The home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team and the former home of the Minnesota Twins has been closed since Dec. 12, when heavy snow and ice caused […]

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Metrodome repairs to begin today

Repairs to the roof of the Metrodome, normally the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, will begin today — appropriately enough, in a drizzle. The repairs should take the rest of the spring and a chunk of the summer, as three large panels will be replaced before the roof is reinflated. Then comes […]

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