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Gophers Prep for First Indoor Baseball Game at U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers M Logous_bank_stadium_introduction_logoEven on the eve of the first indoor baseball at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, longtime University of Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball coach John Anderson wasn’t completely sure what his team’s grand new temporary home would look like.  Read more and view photo here.

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Gophers Break Ground Today on New Ballpark

The University of Minnesota is scheduled to break ground this afternoon on a new ballpark to replace deteriorating Siebert Field for the Golden Gophers baseball team.  Construction on the new 1,400-seat, $7.13 million facility is expected to begin June 18 and be completed before the end of the year.  Red more here.

A rendering of the renovated Siebert Field, University of Minnesota

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Big Ten Considers Non-Winter Ball

Playing baseball in the Big Ten isn’t easy in February and March, which is the reason the winningest coach in Big Ten history, Minnesota Golden Gophers Coach John Anderson, is proposing a summer-only schedule.  This would keep the Big Ten out of the NCAA tournament, so the powers are pondering a fall-spring model.  Competitiveness with teams in the warmer climates is the major issue here.  Read more here.

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Gophers Pick Design Firm for New Digs

The University of Minnesota announced on Friday that DLR Group has been selected as the designer for the new ballpark for the Golden Gophers baseball team.  The university also kicked off a grassroots fundraising campaign for the project called Siebert Field-The Final Pitch.  Read more here.

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Gophers to Finally Get New Ballpark

It’s been a long time coming, but the Universityof Minnesota issued a request for proposal last week soliciting design-build services for the development of a $7.5 million ballpark for the Golden Gophers.  Proposals are due by Jan. 27.  The facility, which will have artificial turf, is being targeted for completion by the end of this year.  The Gophers currently play at 40-year-old Siebert FieldRead more here.

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Pohlad Family Donates $2 Million for New Ballpark for Gophers

The fundraising for a new on campus ballpark for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team just got a major injection.  The Pohlad family, owners of the Minnesota Twins, announced at a press conference yesterday a $2 million gift to the university for the project.  The Gophers hope to begin play in the new 3,000-seat, $7.5 million (Phase I) facility by 2012.  Read more here.

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Gophers to Announce Major Gift Today for New Park

The University of Minnesota has scheduled a press conference for today to announce a major donation for the proposed new 3,000-seat, $15 million ballpark for the Golden Gophers.  The objective is to inspire others to open up their checkbook for the project.  Read more here.

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