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Metrodome collapse impacts TwinsFest and over 300 college and high school baseball games

Dec 30, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

metrodome collapse

Fortunately for the Twins they moved out of the Metrodome before it collapsed, but news that the stadium will be out of commission until at least March has a big impact on the local amateur baseball scene in Minnesota.

More than 300 college and high school games that were scheduled to be played at the Metrodome will need new venues, including 16 home games for the University of Minnesota’s team.

Beyond that the Twins are now scrambling to find a new location for their annual TwinsFest event, which draws more than 30,000 fans each January and raised over $300,000 for charity last year. Their new home, Target Field, doesn’t have enough indoor space to support the usual setup, so the Twins will have to either scale back the event or find a new indoor venue.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 30, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Just haul in a few gallons of Mighty Mend-It and fix the damned thing and stop whining about it. Billy Mays, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

  2. adenzeno - Dec 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Ridiculous- FIX IT!

  3. sportsdrenched - Dec 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    I know the College Season starts Feb 18th. It will be cold, but why not use Target Field? What do other Big 10 teams do until the weather warms up? Besides play a bunch of games down south.

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