Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Expensive Land in Minneapolis

Well, after months of back and forth negotiations, the downtown parcel of land that will be the site of the new Minnesota Twins stadium has finally got a price tag. For the small sum of $28.9 Million, Hennepin County will be purchasing the eight acres of valuable real estate so us baseball fans can finally feel like we are at a baseball game. (Of course the "word" purchase is a stretch since the county took the property through condemnation and the price they are paying is the fair value as negotiated by a local judge.)

For years the Twins have played in the Dome, and let me tell you, Domes are no place for baseball games. It is too loud to hold a conversation with the person sitting next to you and baseball should just be played outside. I probably won't be attending a game until the ballpark is complete which is estimated for opening season 2010.

Check out the webcam of the site during construction.