ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul Saints’ outdoor winter game at Midway Stadium has been canceled this year. The reason: too much snow.

While the team says playing conditions on the field would likely have been perfect for the Jan. 29 softball tournament, the problem is the mountain of snow in the parking lot. The Saints say the Crispin Iceball Adventure Series includes tailgating contests, concerts and other games in the parking lot.

The Saints say snow from around the city has been dumped in the Midway Stadium parking lot as St. Paul runs out of room for all that snow.

The team says the softball tournament will still go on as scheduled as a St. Paul Winter Carnival event. The game will be played at Arlington Fields by Arlington High School.

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Comments (5)
  1. gtV says:

    The city[St.Paul] put the snow in the Midway parking lot now why doesn’t the city move it for this Iceball, Winter Carnival Event? Here is another reason the Saints and the city should get together and build a new stadium facility in the Lowertown area.

    Also, why can’t St.Paul build a snow/water recycling and water renewing treatment facility to capture all the road contamination and water contaminants from snow piles and the like?

    Just a couple random thoughts for being green and efficient.

  2. Cindy says:

    A snow related funciton is cancelled due to too much snow? Oh that makes a LOT of sense! Are we cancelling the Winter Carnival too?

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