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Metrodome roof won’t be fixed until March

Hundreds of college baseball games slated for February and March will be postponed or scrapped, as the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission announced today that repairs to the Metrodome roof won’t be completed until sometime in March — at the earliest. The Metrodome serves as the baseball home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, whose season begins […]

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The Year That Was: 2010

It was a year that saw many teams struggling on the financial front, the emergence of a truly great ballpark in downtown Minneapolis, some recognition of true notables in front offices, and some potentally great markets entering the baseball world. Here are the top stories of 2010 on Ballpark Digest, as meaured by page views. […]

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Saints jump on Metrodome deflation with whoopee-cushion promotion

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of “Inflation Day” of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and, subsequently, the 2010 “Deflation Day,” the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) announced a Metrodome Whoopee Cushion giveaway during the 2011 season. The first 2,500 fans attending the Saints vs. Sioux Falls Pheasants game on Saturday, May 14 will […]

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Dome roof could be repaired for Gophers season

Metrodome officials are prepping a repair of the stadium’s inflatable roof for a late January or early February completion, but the longer-term issue of what happens to the home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher baseball team remains to be seen. New Teflon panels are being prepared in a Tijuana, Mexico manufacturing facility: four […]

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Will Metrodome be ready for baseball season?

Even though the Minnesota Twins vacated the Metrodome before the start of the 2010 season, it’s still a baseball facility, hosting University of Minnesota and MIAC games beginning in February, as well as TwinsFest. Inspections yesterday revealed an additional torn panel in the roof, as well as more wear and tear than originally assumed. While […]

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Ballpark of the Year: Target Field

It is a ballpark like no other, one with so many hometown touches you expect to find Garrison Keillor handing out hot dish and egg coffee at the front gates. But it’s also a thoroughly modern facility, a ballpark winning praise for its many green features and unique design. The most urban ballpark in the […]

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