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AN OUTDOOR TWINS BALLPARK? NOT FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS
Published April 28, 1995
Twins President Jerry Bell, the team's point man for researching the feasibility of a baseball-only facility, met with stadium architects HOK of Kansas City, according to the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Bell said HOK discussed the possibility of building a retractable-roof stadium in MN. HOK has also proposed putting such a stadium in Milwaukee for $227M. Bell, former Exec Dir of the Metrodome, said such a stadium in MN could cost about $300M and said a new ballpark is "no closer" than 5-10 years down the road (Souhan & Weiner, STAR TRIBUNE, 4/27). A STAR TRIBUNE/WCCO asked 805 residents statewide, April 17-22, whether they would be more or less likely to attend a Twins game if they played in an outdoor stadium. Forty-two percent said they would be more likely; 25% were less likely; and 30% said it would make no difference (STAR TRIBUNE, 4/27).