Saints Want New Home, Too

The Vikings stadium debate steals all of the ink and airtime in the Minnesota Capitol, but the colorful St. Paul Saints baseball team also wants to new place to play.

The Saints, known for wild and playful promotions, want $27 million from the state for a new ball field east of downtown St. Paul. It has the “99 percent” support from Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, who leads the committee that recommends public works projects to fund.

The current Saints stadium, in western St. Paul, has hosted baseball tournaments with teams from around the state, and beyond. Saints’ supporters like to pitch the new stadium as one that would help the entire state.