MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul is one step closer to getting a new regional ballpark.

Gov. Mark Dayton announced a bonding bill that would include $27 million for a new St. Paul Saints ballpark.

Mayor Chris Coleman says he wants a new 7,500-seat sports facility for the Saints.

He discussed his plans and talked about his recent appearance at Red Bull’s Crashed Ice on WCCO Sunday Morning.

Comments (7)
  1. mark says:

    I will translate, St Paul Mayor will be raising your taxes!!

    1. Brett says:

      More than you can IMAGINE!!!

    2. Not us says:

      Let him pay fot the park!

  2. joel says:

    High taxes now,no money for cops or police but we need a new stadium, i think the one they play in now is more than good enough for a bush league baseball team,its cheap to go to a game now but wait and see the price to get into a new stadium
    Cmon mayor use what little brains you do have!!!!!!

  3. Just like says:

    This is like going out for an expensive, celebratory meal after buying a new car. You just spent a ton of money so why not go out and spend some more.

  4. Sean says:

    This is what happens when you elect liberals. They feel entitled to your money, that you are too stupid to spend it yourself, and if you protest, you are greedy.

    Don’t vote for liberals, they drag everyone down.

  5. Brett says:

    Seriously, if the “aint’s” folded up and left town, how many of you would be impacted in the least? Answer: less than 5% probably. Yes, I understand their
    ‘contribution’ to the community, but let’s face it, most of these players either will NEVER make the major leagues or they are to old or slow to continue in that league, which makes them BUSH LEAGUE. These teams don’t pack hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. Get real abotu the economic impact, which I have never heard anything coming from Coleman as to their local CONTRIBUTION, except, MAYBE, to the dfl party. Stop settling for mediocre, start demanding a reasonable amount of success. for your tax dollar.