St. Paul ballpark tops list of finalists for $47 million in state grants

  • Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS and ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 11, 2012 - 8:23 AM

Lowertown ballpark for St. Paul Saints is among grant finalists.

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guth54Sep. 10, 12 8:15 PM

For the love of Pete, when are we going to stop using taxpayer money to build these sports facilities!!!

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stplooklistnSep. 10, 12 8:18 PM

Public spaces & use, public money. With the latest story on crumbling infrastructures those should top the list. The last thing should be a high rise in Duluth. Private company, private money.

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drudgemonkeySep. 10, 12 8:22 PM

GOOOO SAINTS!!!!! Here's hopin'!

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stpaulisbestSep. 10, 12 8:23 PM

What a surprise! Can you believe it? A ballpark tops the list for state (taxpayer) money! Who would have thought it?

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garagewineSep. 10, 12 8:27 PM

Minor league ballparks? Parking ramps in Duluth? This is what passes for economic development? Try again, guys.

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drudgemonkeySep. 10, 12 8:28 PM

That's because it creates JOBS stpaulsbest. And draws investment. Unless you would like to build another parking ramp in Duluth.

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garagewineSep. 10, 12 8:29 PM

"Private company, private money." The St. Paul Saints are a private organization.

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ranger78Sep. 10, 12 8:37 PM

Wow, we have $47 million to spend on nonsense. I guess we don't have concerns about funding necessities then. Otherwise we'd be pouring this money into the necessities.

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elmore1Sep. 10, 12 8:38 PM

This is the kind of stuff that drives middle class taxpayers crazy. Fill the potholes, upgrade the sewers, clean up the lakes. This is fiscally irresponsible considering the deficit.

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DufferHSep. 10, 12 8:47 PM

$47 million to build a stadium for a team that isn't even in the minor leagues? They don't even have an affiliation with any professional team. This goes beyond wasteful spending. It is ridiculous. The Saints are in fact no different in status than a Sleepy Eye town team.

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