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Gophers break ground on new Siebert Field

The Gophers broke ground on the construction of a new Siebert Field for the University's baseball team. Joel Maturi, who's era as Gophers athletics director ends next week, says it is " the beginning of a new era." The new venue is expected to hold 1,400 fans.
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The Gophers broke ground on the construction of a new Siebert Field for the University's baseball team. Joel Maturi, who's era as Gophers athletics director ends next week, says it is " the beginning of a new era." The new venue is expected to hold 1,400 fans.

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