St. Paul Saints
The St. Paul Saints played their first game in their new stadium Thursday: CHS Field. The Inver Grove Heights-based Fortune 500 company bought the naming rights to the ballpark last fall, and acknowledged not many people knew who they are. So, what does CHS, Inc. do?
In the last 20 years, there have been three Minnesotans taken in the first round of the baseball draft — Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, and the guy currently manning right field for the St. Paul Saints. Mike Kvasnicka’s career might not have gone the way he wanted, but he’s never been happier.
Mike Veeck is arguably the most excited and humbled person in the Lowertown area of St. Paul Thursday night as his St. Paul Saints open their regular season at CHS Field, their new stadium.
After years of being stuck by the State Fairgrounds and clanking train tracks, the St. Paul Saints are about to play ball in their new home.
Thursday marks the St. Paul Saints baseball team’s first home opener in their new stadium at CHS Field. The Saints have a new name for their porcine mascot to honor the occasion.
The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.
Each year for the past 22 seasons, the Saints have had a pig mascot. And each year it comes with a unique name. Owner Mike Veeck announced Wednesday that this year’s pig is named Pablo Pigasso.
Thanks in part to funding by the Capitol Region Watershed District, CHS Field will use recycled rainwater to keep the field green and flush toilets in the new stadium.
As they get ready to open their brand new ballpark in Lowertown later this month, the St. Paul Saints held their annual open tryouts last week. It’s a chance for ball playing hopefuls to reach for the stars and chase their baseball dreams.
With beautiful club seats, two batting cages, a professional-level clubhouse and a restaurant overlooking the field, you might forget you’re watching a minor league team at CHS Field.
A massive, friendly dog padded around Rep. Peggy Bennett’s office this week, hemmed in by a plastic fence he could easily jump.
The St. Paul Saints will hold open tryouts for the first time in their new ballpark.
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.
Minnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That’s after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding — the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.
If it’s spring, baseball can’t be far behind. But new to the spring of 2015 is the CHS Field, the brand-new home of the St. Paul Saints, located in St. Paul’s Lowertown. The stadium hosts its first home game on May 21, against Sioux City.
This year marks a new era for the St. Paul Saints baseball team — in two months, they’ll play their first home game in Lowertown. CHS Field was built on the site of the old Gillette factory. The brand new building cost 62 million dollars, but it still honors some old Saints traditions.
Crews say construction on the new Lowertown ballpark is about 85 percent completed. Crews have worked through the winter to get CHS Field ready for Opening Day this spring.
Representatives from the city of St. Paul, the Saints and the amateur baseball community gather Wednesday to seal memorabilia in the time capsule, which will be placed at CHS Field.
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 new St. Paul Saints ballpark currently under construction in Lowertown now has a name. The ballpark, which will open next year, will be known as the CHS Field. A deal was announced Monday morning that gives the naming rights to the Twin Cities-based CHS Inc., an agriculture cooperative.
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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.
March is Women’s History Month, a chance to highlight the contributions of women to history and contemporary society. Within that, it’s also Catholic Sisters Week, which is a new addition to this month’s celebrations.
The St. Paul Saints have chosen Anoka for a townball game this spring. The Saints, in conjunction with Killebrew Root Beer and North Lake Brewing, will play an exhibition game May 10 to help promote and raise money for the northern Twin Cities suburb.
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.”