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Construction of New Grandstand at Waseca Baseball Park Scheduled to Start Later This Year

Construction of New Grandstand at Waseca Baseball Park Scheduled to Start Later This Year Photo: Chris Knoll/KSTP

April 21, 2017 03:02 PM

The committee working to rebuild a Waseca baseball field damaged by fire in April of 2016 has announced it has raised 76 percent of the project's goal, and that construction of a new grandstand is scheduled to begin later this year.

Tink Larson Field was originally built in 1938 and is named after Waseca baseball icon Tink Larson, who is a member of 11 halls of fame, including the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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A fire on April 6 of last year destroyed the historic grandstand at the park, which is home to the Waseca High School and American Legion teams.

The state fire marshal's office continues to investigate the cause of the fire, which it deemed suspicious.

The Tink Larson Field Grandstand Rebuild fundraising committee announced in a release Thursday that it has raised $1.35 million of its $1.78 million project goal.

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That includes a $100,000 challenge grant from the Minnesota Twins and a $150,000 contribution from the City of Waseca.

Other local and regional businesses, as well as individual donors, have chipped in as well.

Fundraising continues, but the release said work on the new grandstand will begin later this year.

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Frank Rajkowski

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