PRESS RELEASE – For 28 years the St. Paul Saints introduced the baseball world to pigs delivering baseballs to umpires, nuns giving massages to fans, and promotions poking fun at current events, politics, the baseball industry, and oftentimes themselves, all while being an Independent Professional Baseball Club. The Saints “Fun is Good” motto is about to enter center stage on a completely different level. The Saints, in a partnership with the Minnesota Twins, have received an invitation to become the top tier, Triple-A, Minor League affiliate of their Twin Cities neighbor beginning in the 2021 season.
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Saints Bring Their Distinctive Brand of Entertainment to Triple-A
Twins Drop Triple-A Rochester, Look to Affiliatize Independent Professional St. Paul Saints
The Minnesota Twins are looking for a new top farm team, after officially informing the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, International League) that they are out. The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) are the targeted replacement. Read more here.
American Association to Start 2020 Season with Three Ballparks, Six Teams
PRESS RELEASE – Sports talk show hosts and fans believed the perfect time to begin the 2020 baseball season was the Fourth of July Weekend. America’s birthday, fireworks, and baseball have always gone together. Baseball fans were looking for a glimmer of hope.
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“Nopening Day” Today for St. Paul Saints
PRESS RELEASE – In an alternate universe the St. Paul Saints sixth season at CHS Field opens with all the pomp and circumstance of a home opener, a sold out crowd watching a banner raising ceremony, getting another look at the 2019 championship trophy, and a chance to put a tidy bow on their title run by honoring last season’s team. With the season postponed until July, the Saints are setting up for the most unique start to a season in franchise history with the first, and hopefully only, Nopening Day.
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Embracing Winter at CHS Field
Destination Winter Saint Paul is open at CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) through Feb. 22. There’s excitement for all ages in one place with the relocation of Wells Fargo WinterSkate from Landmark Plaza to the playing surface at CHS Field and the return of the Securian Financial SuperSlide for the first time since Super Bowl LII. Read more and view video clip here. Learn more details here.
Plans for Shakopee Ballpark Formally Announced, American Association Targeted
Plans were formally announced this week for an 8,500-seat baseball stadium in Shakopee (MN) that a newly formed minor league team will call home. A goal for the team is to be a part of the American Association (Independent Professional) and revive the old-time rivalry between the Minneapolis Millers and the St. Paul Saints. Read more here. Read previous news here.
Baseball Museum Coming to CHS Field
New concrete? Negative. Maybe a space @DerekSharrer can put all his Executive of the Year Awards? Afraid not. Perhaps an area @TWSaint can host his after hour parties? Great idea, but no. It's the official groundbreaking for a museum honoring baseball in St. Paul. Coming in 2019. pic.twitter.com/C1an2kXnoW
— St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) October 12, 2018
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Saints Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Animal House with FOOD FIIIIGHT!!!!
Things got messy at CHS Field on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the movie Animal House with a huge ballpark “FOOD FIIIIGHT!” Read press release here.
FOOD FIGHT!!!!!#40YearsOfAnimalHouse pic.twitter.com/e9Yce0kDJm
— St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) August 15, 2018
Saints to Honor Building-Scaling Raccoon
PRESS RELEASE – She was one of us and the world wrapped their arms around our #MPRRaccoon. Not all heroes wear capes and ours climbed her way into the hearts of many, along with one of the highest buildings in Saint Paul. While many consider Minnesota a state you flyover to get to your destination, our hero proved this was an area she didn’t want to leave. She has now been returned safely into the wild, but her story will live forever and the St. Paul Saints plan on honoring the greatest raccoon known to man, since perhaps Rocket Raccoon, as they change their name for a day.
Saints New Ball Pig: ‘Porknite’
PRESS RELEASE – He was the last pig standing. From the tilted towers of St. Paul, to the dusty divot of Duluth, to the moisty mire of Mankato, to the haunted hills of Hibbing, all the way over to the shifty shafts of Shakopee, the eye of the storm grew smaller and smaller around him.
Saints Expanding the Fun at CHS Field in 2018
PRESS RELEASE – It’s time for the kids to put their dancing shoes on and climb to new heights while the parents sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshing beverages. No matter your age, however, you’ll be connected all season long. As CHS Field enters its fourth season additional fun will take shape around the ballpark that will have those young, and young at heart, smiling from ear-to-ear.
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Saints 25-Year Documentary Coming to the Big Screen
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints entered Minnesota in 1992 and played their first game in 1993. Many thought this plucky little organization wouldn’t last past that first year. The “little engine that could,” however has brought millions of people joy, laughter, and long-lasting memories. Now a brand-new documentary, For the Fun of the Game, created, written, directed and produced by Saints Director of Digital Media and Video Production, Jordan Lynn, will be featured as part of the “Insiders Series” for the Twin Cities Film Fest.
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Saints Seek Exemption from Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Law, Cite Salary Cap
The owners of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) are seeking an exemption from having to pay its players Minnesota’s minimum wage. The Saints say without the exemption, the baseball team runs into a problem with a league rule limiting club payrolls. Read more here.
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Saints to Induct Three Deserving Pigs into ‘Monument Pork’
PRESS RELEASE – The New York Yankees have Monument Park. The St. Paul Saints will now have Monument Pork. In an ode to one of the most iconic live mascots in all of baseball the organization is honoring three of the most deserving four-legged swines in franchise history. In addition to the unveiling of this special area, the Saints are giving away a unique triple bobblehead commemorating the three little pigs.
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Saints Unveil Brewing Balcony with Self-Pour Tap
The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) have unveiled the new Summit Brewing Company Brewing Balcony at CHS Field. This exclusive area comes with food and the first of its kind in a sports venue, self-pour beer tap highlighting four of Summit’s most sought after brews. Read more here.
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Simpsons Tribute, (East Coast) Biggie vs. (West Coast) Tupac Highlight Saints Fun-Packed Homestand
PRESS RELEASE – This is a homestand filled with rivalries as the St. Paul Saints welcome two of their North Division foes to town. Whether you’re a fan of Homer or Flanders, Bacon or Sausage or the biggest rivalry of them all: Tupac vs. Biggie it’s time to throw down during the Saints weeklong homestand from July 10-16. Continue reading
Saints Announce ‘Alternative Fats’ as 2017 Ball Pig
PRESS RELEASE – For the 25th season of St. Paul Saints Baseball the club searched far and wide for the perfect four-legged swine. After choosing between over a million pigs (or two) the Saints found one that could run like a gazelle (or waddle like a duck) and eats three small meals a day (or gorges on anything within smelling distance of its snout). Continue reading
Veeck Talks Saints and Rosemont (IL)
Legendary baseball promoter Mike Veeck joined WGN Radio’s Dave Hoekstra to talk all things on and off the ball field, including the 25th anniversary of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) and the possibility of bringing professional baseball and “Fun Is Good” to Rosemont (IL). Read more and listen here.
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No Foolin: Saints and Railroaders to Battle It Out as Duck, Duck…
It started as an April Fools joke when the St. Paul Saints announced they would play the 2017 season using 50 different names for their 50 home games. In a social media world where trolling is an art form, the Saints painted a Picasso. Continue reading
April Fool’s or Creative Insanity? Saints to Don 50 Different Monikers for 50 Home Games
PRESS RELEASE – “What’s in a name?” That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Apparently William Shakespeare never worked in minor league baseball. For 24 seasons one of the most iconic franchises in all of minor league baseball has been the St. Paul Saints. Continue reading
Saints Kick Off 25th Anniversary Season with Mary Tyler Moore Tribute
PRESS RELEASE – Last season the St. Paul Saints honored one of Minnesota’s iconic entertainers, Prince, with One Last Purple Game. This season the team will once again honor an iconic entertainer, Mary Tyler Moore, whose impactful TV Show used Minnesota as her home. On Opening Day the Saints, who celebrate their 25th season, will highlight the actress with “We’re Gonna Make It After All” Night. Continue reading
Saints to Don Special 25th Anniversary ‘Pig’s Eye’ Uniforms
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints have had a lot to celebrate since moving into their award winning home, CHS Field, in 2015. With 2017 marking the organizations 25th Season, and silver anniversary, the Saints are pulling out all the stops including dressing up for the occasion, or at least sporting some new threads. During select games this season the Saints will wear special “Pig’s Eye” uniforms. Continue reading
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Saints Unveil Unique 25th Anniversary Logo
PRESS RELEASE – The Peacemakers were selected Time Magazine’s People of the Year. The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $850,000. Magic: The Gathering was the hottest game among friends. And Janet Jackson’s “That’s The Way Love Goes” topped the Billboard charts. The year was 1993 and the St. Paul Saints were getting set to play their Inaugural Season at Midway Stadium on June 17. Continue reading
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Saints: Survive a Night of Nickelback Music, Receive a Nickel Back
PRESS RELEASE – Each and every time fans come through the gates at CHS Field, the St. Paul Saints aim to make their experience as fun and enjoyable as possible. However, on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:05 p.m., we’ll be doing the complete opposite as the ballpark becomes an attempt to withstand musical torture with our “salute” to Nickelback. Continue reading
Cat Video Festival Returns to CHS Field Tuesday
PRESS RELEASE – Whether you are on team Heathcliff or Garfield, Felix or Sylvester, Tom Kitten or Socks, CHS Field has the purrrfect event for the cat enthusiast in all of us. The St. Paul Saints and myTalk 107.1 will bring thousands of feline fans to one location for the popular Cat Video Festival. Continue reading
Saints Honor Prince with Jerseys, Break Single-Game Attendance Record
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints donned their purple uniforms on Sunday evening to honor Minnesota’s own Prince. The fans came out in record number as 10,443, a new franchise record, watched Saints starter Mark Hamburger hurl a complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones at CHS Field. Continue reading
Saints Introduce New Pig Mascot: ‘Little Red Porkette’
With a nod to Prince, the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) have introduced “Little Red Porkett” as the 2016 season’s pig mascot. Read more here.
Best In The World, CHS Field Claims Two More Awards
PRESS RELEASE – From coast-to-coast CHS Field has been recognized for its beauty, design and architecture that will change the way minor league ballparks are constructed for years to come. Continue reading
Saints AGM Scott Bush to Become SVP, Business Development for Goldklang Group
PRESS RELEASE – Scott Bush began his baseball career as an intern with the St. Paul Saints in 2004, holding several prominent roles within the organization that culminated with his most recent stint as Assistant General Manager. Continue reading
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Saints 2016 Promotions Will Take Fans Out With the Fun
PRESS RELEASE – “Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd!” Never has a song been so connected with the great game that it represents and in 2016 Saints fans will be taken out with the crowd and much, much more. Continue reading
Saints Unveil 2016 American Association All-Star Game Logo
PRESS RELEASE – All eyes will be on the city of Saint Paul on August 1st and 2nd as the St. Paul Saints host the American Association All-Star Game and festivities at CHS Field. With the entire league heading to Minnesota’s capitol city the All-Star game logo design will highlight the two places that best define the Saints: their two homes, the city of Saint Paul and CHS Field. Continue reading
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CHS Field Receives 2016 AIA Honor Award
CHS Field, the 7,200-seat Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association), will become the first minor league ballpark to win an American Institute of Architects Honor Award, the team announced Friday. Read more here. Read press release here.
Goldklang Group Unveils ‘Take Me Out With the Crowd’ Campaign
The Goldklang Group has announced its “Take Me Out With the Crowd” fan outreach and engagement campaign in the footsteps and spirit of “Fun Is Good” and “Be Your Own Fan” previously introduced to fans over past seasons. Read more here.
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An ESPN Interview with Mike Veeck
ESPN takes a look at Mike Veeck, part owner of five teams minor-league teams via the Goldklang Group, as the “funniest man in baseball.” Read more here.
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Rosemont (IL) Reveals Plans for American Association Ballpark
Under plans revealed Tuesday by Rosemont (IL) Mayor Brad Stephens, a new American Association baseball franchise would take up residence at proposed $50-$60 million, 7,000-seat baseball stadium in 2018. The preliminary site plan was developed by Minneapolis-based Snow Kreilich Architects, which designed CHS Field, home of the league’s St. Paul Saints. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Goodbye Midway Stadium, Demolition Underway
Demolition 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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Internet Cat Video Festival Draws Thousands to St. Paul’s CHS Field
Some 13,000 cat fanciers crowded into CHS Field in Lowertown St. Paul (MN) Wendesday for the 4th annual Internet Cat Video Festival. Read more and view photos here.
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Saints Break Pillow Fight Record
The St. Paul Saints in partnership with MyPillow have set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight on Tuesday night with 6,261 fans battling it out. Actor Stephen Baldwin emceed the pillow fight and comedian Joe Piscopo of Saturday Night Live fame sang the national anthem. Read more and watch news report here.
Ballpark Visit ALERT: CHS Field – Inaugural Home Opener (St. Paul, MN)
Believe it or not, today marks the four-week anniversary of the opening of the new CHS field in Lowertown, St. Paul (MN). Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago, when the first worthy souls were welcomed through the pearly black gates of the St. Paul Saints’ (Indy Pro, American Association) new heavenly playground, marking the Continue reading
Saints Open CHS Field
The St. Paul Saints (Indy Pro, American Association) opened the new CHS Field in front of an overpacked house of 8.592 Thursday night. Read more here. View photo gallery here. View interview with Saints co-owner Mike Veeck here.