It’ll forever be known as the home of the Saint Paul Saints. Saturday, though, the secondary tenant steals the thunder. CHS Field, the sparkling new ballpark in Saint Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood, echoes with balls hitting bats and slapping into leather mitts.
Nestled in an industrial part of St. Paul between noisy train tracks, sits possibly the ugliest ballpark in the country. But what Midway Stadium lacks in beauty, it makes up for in personality. The last train to Midway is gone. And the team is moving down the tracks to the trendy Lowertown neighborhood.
The construction of the new Saints Stadium means Midway Stadium will be gone after this season. While Midway may not be up to code for Minor League play, as Mike Max reports, it’s still a field of dreams to a high school player.
A race where participants did not have to run at all took place in St. Paul Saturday morning. As soon as they started, participants were done! The St. Paul Saints ‘Zero-K Couch Race’ lets participants plop down on a couch and cheer on the actual runners.
The Replacements, who were one of the bands who helped pave the way for a new alternative rock scene in the early 1980s, have announced a long-awaited hometown reunion concert. The concert is scheduled to take place at Midway Stadium on Sept. 13.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival is wrapping up this weekend, but just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the “boys of summer” can’t be part of it. At least, that’s what the St. Paul Saints were thinking. “Who in the heck in Minnesota is going to play baseball Feb. 1?” asked former Saints player and major leaguer Kevin Millar. Well, that’d be these guys. “I feel like I’m in Lambeau Field,” Millar said. “They had snowblowers in the stands.”
Music fans got their fill Wednesday night in St. Paul, enjoying two big bands, and a Minnesota music legend. Fans streamed into Midway Stadium to see My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bob Dylan.
American musical legend Bob Dylan is bringing his act back home, but first he needs a little help from St. Paul city leaders. Dylan is set to perform at Midway Stadium in July as part of his “Americanarama” tour of minor league ballparks.
The best baseball talent the state has to offer will be on display this week as the state tournament gets underway at three venues across Minnesota. There are 24 teams left to battle for the right to play for a spot in the state championship, where six teams from three classes will have the chance to play at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Millions of dollars will be needed to clean up a well-known site in St. Paul because of what’s buried there. Decades worth of manure and construction debris are in the ground beneath Midway Stadium, where the Saints play. And when they move to a new downtown ballpark, the St. Paul Port Authority intends to clean up the property for redevelopment – at a cost of $6-8 million.
Bob Dylan is heading back to Minnesota to visit the home of the St. Paul Saints.
In recent years, it wouldn’t stay dead and it also started to stink. This year, the venerable Zombie Pub Crawl — perhaps the Twin Cities’ greatest single contribution to pop culture at large since Prince did backflips in a G-string — is embracing its big, bad self.
Movie lovers, listen up. Next time you sit down to watch a flick on the couch, that tub of popcorn could be pricey.
Promoters of civic center expansions, a light-rail line, a minor-league ballpark and other local facilities are vying for a piece of a $47.5 million business development fund created by lawmakers who left those projects out of this year’s state construction package.
Despite a wild weather day on Thursday, the Class A and AA State Baseball Tournaments went on as scheduled at Athletic Park in Chaska and Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Totino Grace was not expected to make the state baseball tournament — not with being in arguably the state’s toughest section.
The St. Paul Saints are another step closer to getting a new ballpark. The city’s Port Authority signed a $1.85 million agreement on Tuesday for an empty warehouse in the Lowertown area.
In the 1990s and into the new millennium the St. Paul Saints were, in many respects, the only outdoor game in town.
Baseball is coming back to St. Paul on Thursday night as the St. Paul Saints open their season at Midway Stadium. To get ready, the team fired up fans with a block party in downtown St. Paul, complete with introducing their new mascot.
The St. Paul Saints’ outdoor winter game at Midway Stadium has been canceled this year. The reason: too much snow.