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Gophers Choose Builders For New Baseball Stadium

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday it has chosen PCL Construction and DLR Group to build the school’s new baseball stadium.

Siebert Field, the long-time home of the Gopher baseball team, is being replaced for a new $7.5 million outdoor facility. Construction on the stadium will start sometime in June and feature a 2,300 seat grandstand with an open concourse.

There were also be grass seating for picnic-style viewing, an upgraded ticket area and box office, better concession facilities and restrooms, new lighting, an artificial playing surface and a new entry plaza.

Siebert Field, which is about 41 years old, will be demolished and the new stadium will be built almost right on top of it. If construction goes as planned, the facility will be done by sometime this fall to the team can begin using it for practice and training.

PCL Construction and the DLR Group have several Minnesota ties. The groups combined to replace the floor at Williams Arena. They also collaborated to build the Mall of America and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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