St. Paul Selects Ryan Companies To Build Saints Stadium

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The City of St. Paul announced Thursday it has selected Ryan Companies, Inc., to design and build the new ballpark for the St. Paul Saints that will be located in the city’s Lowertowan area.

The project is estimated to cost about $54 million, which has already been approved by the city. About half of that money will come from a state grant. The St. Paul Saints are contributing about $10 million, and the City of St. Paul is adding about $17 million.

City officials said they think the economic impact to St. Paul is $10 million a year. They think the project will create 500 full and part-time jobs, and draw 400,000 people to the city every year. The stadium is expected to have about 7,500 seats.

Before construction can start, crews will have to demolish the old Diamonds Products site, which is currently an empty warehouse.

The stadium is expected to be ready for Saints baseball by May of 2014.

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