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St. Paul City Council approves Saints ballpark financing

St. Paul is one step closer to seeing a new Saints ballpark in Lowertown. The city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a financing plan for a $54 million ballpark in downtown St. Paul near the Farmers' Market – an upgrade from aging Midway Stadium. According to the plan, the city will put $17 million toward the project, and the Saints would pay $10 million. The city applied to the state for the other half of the cost.
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St. Paul is one step closer to seeing a new Saints ballpark in Lowertown. The city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a financing plan for a $54 million ballpark in downtown St. Paul near the Farmers' Market – an upgrade from aging Midway Stadium. According to the plan, the city will put $17 million toward the project, and the Saints would pay $10 million. The city applied to the state for the other half of the cost.

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