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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:27 pm

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It is about time the Twin Cities looked into doing this....the Met is way outdated.....
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Postby Madison » Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:05 am

Wow. Not 1 new stadium, but two. :-B That's a lot of work and money.
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Postby m1nk0 » Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:07 pm

Also the golden Gophers want a new football stadium so that makes 3 new stadtiums in the twin cities.
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Postby M_Zimm » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:00 pm

It will never happen. There is no way the people of Minnesota are going to take a tax increase for 2 new stadiums, if not three and niether the Vikes owner or the Twins owner will ever agree to actually spend some of their money on a new stadium.
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Postby The_One » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:36 am

Minnesota both In MLB & NFL need a new stadium, getting kinda old don't you think?
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