Economic impact of Target Field fades

The new ballpark is still a good draw to downtown restaurants and bars, but the Star Tribune reports tax revenue is down. Figures show that sales and use taxes collected at the stadium amounted to $17 million last year, compared to the inaugural season total of $18.6 million. The newspaper also reports it will likely drop again this year because Twins expect 300,000 fewer fans.
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The new ballpark is still a good draw to downtown restaurants and bars, but the Star Tribune reports tax revenue is down. Figures show that sales and use taxes collected at the stadium amounted to $17 million last year, compared to the inaugural season total of $18.6 million. The newspaper also reports it will likely drop again this year because Twins expect 300,000 fewer fans.

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