Funding for New Saint's Ballpark Emerges

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By Brett Stolpestad

A new home for the St. Paul Saints looks all the more promising as Gov. Mark Dayton announced a $25 million award to go to the city of St. Paul.

The owner of the Saints Mike Veeck was also excited about the news of the grant to build the new Saints facility telling the Minnesota Public Radio that "It's just more than I could possibly hope for."

Minnesota Public Radio News also reported that the award given to St. Paul was a part of a $47.5 million statewide competition with the goal of creating new jobs for Minnesotans.

St. Paul came away with the largest portion of the award money but other cities also won big including Duluth which won $8.5 million for downtown development, The Star Tribune Reported.

The Start Tribune also reported that the city of St. Paul plans to build a 7,000 seat ballpark and holds high expectations for the positive impact it will have on the economy and the community.

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