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LATEST BUZZ HAS CHARLOTTE GROUP MOVING TWINS TO SALT LAKE
Published July 17, 1998
Talks between a Charlotte-based group and the Twins are "hot," and if the group were to acquire the Twins, it would "consider moving" the franchise to Salt Lake City for "a year or two while a stadium," financed by NationsBank, was being built in NC, according to Charley Walters of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. One source said Salt Lake City is "just a better option." Another option "being discussed is temporarily moving the Twins to a renovated minor league stadium in Charlotte" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 7/17). NO ACTION ON OFFER: The Twins issued a statement saying they are studying the most recent offer from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission to drop its lawsuit in exchange for a lease extension in Minnesota. In Minneapolis, John Millea writes that it "now appears that the next act surrounding" the club's future will be in court Monday, when a settlement hearing regarding the lawsuit is scheduled (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/17). In Minneapolis, Dan Barreiro writes an open letter to Twins Owner Carl Pohlad and states, "It's time to cut the cord with the team you love." Barreiro suggests Pohlad sell the team to T- Wolves Owner Glen Taylor (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/17).