Ryan, St. Paul reach agreement on first phase of ballpark project

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 19, 2013 - 11:05 PM

The Minneapolis firm will be paid $3.48 million to build the ballpark, which is slated to open in 2015.

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moandaaFeb. 19, 13 3:19 PM

You see... this is why St. Paul is a loser city and will always be a loser city. They blew the opportunity to build the Twins stadium, so instead they're building a stadium for the lowest level of professional baseball. That is what a loser does.

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ajbeastro99Feb. 19, 13 4:02 PM

Can they get them to include a removable dome so this thing can be used all year? Make it like the ones that many cities and colleges have already built and it would give the U of M a place to play rather than ruin the design of a new FOOTBALL stadium. Still not sure why the U isn't paying to add that feature to their new on-campus field or whey they didn't push for a similar feature at Target Field. Asking for completely different sports for a place to play in the winter at this point is a little late to the table.

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sab0900Feb. 19, 13 4:28 PM

So what's wrong with the existing Saints stadium? It serves its purpose just fine. Its out of the way and it already exists. Why not put something that lowertown needs in that space instead of an expensive seasonal downtown traffic nightmare.

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littlebootsFeb. 20, 1310:15 AM

Something tells me, this project, like all the other failed projects over the course of my entire life, will do nothing to turn around the sad fortunes of downtown Saint Paul.

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puckluck77Feb. 20, 1311:13 AM

some would argue the Saints are a better team than the Twins.. Twins at the bottom of MLB.. aint much to brag about there.. Saints have Twins beat on pricing.. I will never pay 100 bucks to see AAA Twins ball.. lol.

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littlebootsFeb. 20, 1311:59 AM

moandaa you are 100% correct. No matter how much tax payer money is dumped into downtown Saint Paul it is now and will never be nothing more than a dying suburb of Minneapolis. Countless projects costing billions over the last 30 years have done nothing to help reverse the downward spiral of downtown Saint Paul. None of this will change any of that. It is a bleak desolate situation down there. Awful actually. Besides, Minneapolis has everything Saint Paul has and much much more. So of course everyone goes there now and will continue to go there. Honestly, the worst thing about the twin cities going forward is that they are "twin" cities but one is dying and has a failure to thrive condition. It makes everything so hard here, as there is this desire to prop up Saint Paul at all costs. And spend they do but nothing ever helps the dying twin! So, as I've said before, we need to just do one more project for Saint Paul. I propose we move the Landmark Center, the newly restored for 250 million of tax payer money (and totally empty)Union Depot, James J Hill Library and the Cathedral of Saint Paul to Minneapolis, then let Minneapolis annex Saint Paul's neighborhoods and we just abandon the rest of downtown Saint Paul.

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mahogma66Feb. 23, 13 4:45 PM

littleboots & moandaa,take note-from the Minneapolis Tribune: If the Twin Cities' entertainment districts had to file "What I Did for My Summer Vacation" reports, they could be pretty quickly summarized. Minneapolis Warehouse District: "Dropped off the radar." Uptown: "Sold out (again)." Lowertown in St. Paul: "Became the coolest cat in town." LOL!!!

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