Saints Look Good to Get Money for New Ballpark
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is set to hand out $48 million in grant money. And, in the metro, the City of St. Paul graded out the highest for its request of $27 million for a new Saints ballpark. If the high grade means more money, then it would be good news for the neighborhood of Lowertown right across from the Farmer's Market. The money allocated for these grants comes from the sale of bonds.
The City of St. Paul has been fighting to get a new Saints ballpark for a long time and City Council member, Dan Bostrom, tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the high grade the City received is welcome news. But, Bostrom says, they will need the entire $27 million requested in order to get the new, 7,000 seat ballpark built.
Right now, the seven highest graded projects in the state are, collectively, requesting $70 million, but the state only has $48 million to give out. That means some of these projects will not get everything they want.