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TWINS GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO MOTOR OUT OF METRODOME
Published March 25, 1998
A mediator "issued a non-binding ruling" that the Twins are "free to terminate the team's Metrodome lease after this season," according to Patrick Sweeney of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. Robert Bowen, a retired judge hired by the Twins and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC), gave his ruling yesterday. The Twins lease allows them to terminate their agreement, provided they met either of two conditions: attendance less than 80% of the AL average from '95-97 and audited financial records showing a cumulative operating loss for the same period. Because Bowen's ruling "was non-binding," the MSFC may file suit to try to "bind" the Twins to the lease. MSFC Exec Dir Bill Lester: "We'll have to evaluate our options -- whether that's court or not" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 3/25). MSFC Chair Henry Savelkoul: "The court situation will be a last, last, last resort" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 3/25).