Galaxy, AEG Announce StubHub Center Upgrades NBA Formally Opens Replay Center MLG Opening Columbus Arena Cubs See Progress In Talks With Rooftop Owners New Vegas Arena Set For Groundbreaking NFL Panthers Battling Wi-Fi Issues Palm Beach OKs Funds For Spring Training Site CFP, Cowboys Playoffs Could Conflict World Series Balllparks Offering Apple Pay Facility Notes
Upcoming Conferences and Events
ST. PAUL'S $65M ARENA BID REJECTED BY MN SENATE
Published February 27, 1998
The city of St. Paul was dealt a "stunning, though not unexpected, blow" yesterday when a Senate committee recommended that no money be spent on the city's hockey arena, according to Maria Douglas Reeve of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The move means that a bill containing capital improvement projects for the state will go to the Senate next week minus $65M for improvements to the St. Paul RiverCentre. The decision had been "foreshadowed for months" as the Legislature debated financing a new baseball stadium for the Twins (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 2/27). In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman reports that "the word in St. Paul" is that Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe "and many members of the Legislature are firm on their stance: If a [baseball] stadium isn't going to be built, then St. Paul shouldn't be given" $65M for a hockey arena (STAR TRIBUNE, 2/27). Also in MN, Robert Whereatt reports "any hope of resuscitating support for a baseball stadium was dashed" yesterday after a bill that "would have established a framework for transferring the Twins to a nonprofit community organization was defeated on a 12-4 vote" (STAR TRIBUNE, 2/27).