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Goodbye Midway Stadium, Demolition Underway

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoDemolition work is underway on Midway Stadium.  The 6,000-seat stadium in the shadows of the state fairgrounds served as the home of the St. Paul Saints (Indy Pro, American Association) for more than 20 years.  The team now plays at brand new CHS Field in Lowertown.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ready to Close the Memorabilia Time Capsule at CHS Field

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoA home plate from Midway Stadium, a whoopee cushion, cone heads and a baseball hat signed by Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer will be placed into a wall at the new CHS Field in Lowertown on Wednesday as a kind of scrapbook for St. Paul (MN) residents 50 years from now.  Read more here.

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Returning Replacements Rock Midway Stadium Before Demolition

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe Replacements’ long-awaited hometown reunion concert took place at Midway Stadium in front of 13,000 fans on Saturday Sept. 13.  The event was one of the last at Midway, which is expected to be demolished, as the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) depart for a new ballpark.  Read reviews and see photos here and here.  View photo gallery here.  Watch YouTube videos of concert here.  Read about the Replacements on Wiki hereGo to the Replacements website here.
The Replacements at Midway Stadium Poster 9.13.14

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A Final Goodbye to Midway Stadium, Bill Murray Takes Tickets

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoActor/team co-owner Bill Murray was in the house Thursday night, as the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) played their final game at Midway Stadium before moving to a new ballpark in Lowertown in 2015.  Read more, see photos and watch video hereWatch Bill Murray taking tickets here.

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Talking New Ballpark, Last Homestand with Saints EVP

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoKSTP sat down with Tom Whaley, executive vice president of the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), to talk about the move to the new Lowertown ballpark and the final games at Midway Stadium on Aug. 26-28.  Read more and watch news report hereView latest photos of the new ballpark here.

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Saying Farewell to Midway Stadium

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoIn the world of independent professional baseball, there is no more hallowed ground than the indy pro St. Paul Saints’ (American Association) Midway Stadium.  This is where independent baseball was born and first thrived.  The Saints will soon say farewell to the only home they’ve ever known and move into a new, $54 million Lowertown ballpark next season.  Read more here.

St. Paul Saints Midway Porkchop by BallparkBiz

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Saints Come Out on Top in Three-Way at Midway

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – The last time three teams played a baseball game against each other was 60 years ago, but the St. Paul Saints, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Minneapolis Cobras put on quite a show at Midway Stadium on Friday night in front of 1,659. After a 12 inning affair the Saints scored 20 runs, the RedHawks plated 10 and the Cobras scored four. Continue reading

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The Replacements to Close Out Midway Stadium

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe Replacements’ long-awaited hometown reunion concert will take place at Midway Stadium on Sept. 13.  The event will be one of the last at Midway, which is expected to be demolished after the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) wrap up their 2014 season and depart for a new ballpark.  Read more hereRead about the Replacements on WikiGo to the Replacements website.

The Replacements at Midway Stadium Poster 9.13.14

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Saints Host Annual ‘Running of the Pigs’ 5K Race for Active Runners, ZeroK Race for Couch Potatoes

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – It is often imitated, but never duplicated.  There are those that erroneously feel they have the world’s shortest race.  You can search high and low, from one end of the globe to the other, but there is only one place to find a race that begins and ends in the same place in the time it takes to shoot off the start/finish pistol. Continue reading

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Some Saints Fans Cry Foul Over Higher Ticket Prices at New Ballpark

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoSome fans of the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) are reportedly up in arms over the reality that the comfortable seatback chairs with cupholders behind home plate at the new Lowertown ballpark will be more expensive than the crappy bleacher seats behind home plate at Midway Stadium.  Saints GM Derek Sharrer does a nice job explaining the pricing.  Watch news report hereRead more here.

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Snowball Classic a Success

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) successfully held the Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Snowball Classic on Saturday afternoon at Midway Stadium.  Indeed, softball in the snow is quite a spectacle!  Read more and watch news report hereView Facebook photos here.

2014 Snowball Classic, St. Paul Saints Facebook photo

2014 Snowball Classic, St. Paul Saints Facebook photo

 

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Saints Preparing for 2014 Ice Bowl Game

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoIt’s -36 degrees with the wind chill right now in St. Paul (MN), so what better time to think about holding an outdoor baseball game in middle of winter?  Well, on February 1, the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) plan to embrace the snow and brutal freezing temperatures by holding the Ice Bowl Game at Midway Stadium, just like they did in 2009 and 2010.  More details coming soon.

Ice Bowl Game at Midway Stadium, St. Paul Saints Facebook photo

Ice Bowl Game at Midway Stadium, St. Paul Saints Facebook photo

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St. Paul Taps Port Authority for Environmental Cleanup Help

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe city of St. Paul (MN) is looking for expert help from the St. Paul Port Authority to guide them through the environmental cleanup of the Lowertown site for the new ballpark for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), as well as the the team’s current home at Midway Stadium, which will be leveled and the land redeveloped.  As Port Authority President Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Concert Tonight at Midway Stadium

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) will be idle tonight, as Bob Dylan brings his AmericanaramA tour to “ruggedly charming” (not our description) Midway Stadium.  Dylan will be joined by bands Wilco and My Morning Jacket.  About 12,000 concert goers are expected for the sold-out music festival.  Read more here.

Bob Dylan AmericanaramA Tour

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Horse Poo Could Drive Up Cost of Midway Demolition, Cleanup

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoAfter the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) move into a new ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul, old Midway Stadium will be demolished with a hefty price tag for the environmental cleanup.  It could cost millions because of the acres of horse manure dumped and buried on the site for decades from the nearby fairgrounds before the stadium was built.  Read more here.

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Saints’ Midway Stadium to be Demolished

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoOnce the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) move into their new ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul, the St. Paul Authority will take over the 12.8-acre site on which Midway Stadium sits, demolish the ballpark at an estimated cost of $700,000, spend millions cleaning up pollution and prepare the soil, and make it part of the popular Energy Park Business CenterRead more here.

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Saints Release Lardashian, Humphries Wedding Video

Many of you may have missed the recent wedding ceremony at Midway Stadium between Kim Lardashian and Kris Hamphries — this season’s pig mascots for the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association).  But don’t fret, as the Saints have obtained exclusive rights to release a video of the two taking their nuptials for “brat or for wurst.”  Watch comical ceremony here.

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Mount Midway Primed for Promo Exploitation?

Saints Mascot Mudonna Scales Mount Midway - Saints Photo - CLICK

The parking lot at Midway Stadium has become a massive snow removal dumping ground, creating spectacular 60-70 foot high peaks overshadowing the home of the St. Paul Saints.  We can only imagine the 2011 promotion the Saints have cooking to exploit Mount Midway and (arguably) the “third highest mountain range in Minnesota.”  We’re thinking a Saints-branded St. Bernard rescue keg, for those fans caught in the 2011 Mount Midway Avalanche of Fun!  Watch news clip here.

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