Stadium committee members named
Group to explore options for new Twins stadiums
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- A new stadium screening committee formed by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty took shape Tuesday when 18 of its 19 members were named.
The committee will hold its first meeting Dec. 9. Its purpose is to explore viable options and solutions for building stadiums for the Twins and Vikings.
On Nov. 4, Pawlenty requested proposals from the area leaders in government and business, plus citizens, developers, and the two teams' owners. The state's Finance Commissioner, Dan McElroy, was appointed to be the stadium screening committee chairman.
Representatives from the Twins make their presentations to the committee Jan. 6. The Vikings will also have their presentation heard that day.
"While stadiums are this administration's top priority, these teams contribute to making Minnesota a great place to work, live and raise a family," McElroy said in a statement Tuesday.
The deadline for all suggestions is Jan. 15, 2004. Final recommendations will be sent to the Governor's desk Feb. 2.
The stadium screening committee panel will have six legislators and 13 members from the public, many of whom hold leadership positions in their communities.
It is about time the Twin Cities looked into doing this....the Met is way outdated.....