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Q&A w/Dan Kenney of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Staff   
Monday, 18 September 2006 17:11

New Twins Ballpark designDan Kenney, the executive director of the new Minnesota Ballpark Authority, conducted a Q&A with the Minnesota Star Tribune on Sunday the 17th. The man in charge of the construction of the new $522 million Twins Ballpark (renderings of which can be seen here) deals with questions that revolve around the bid schedule, naming rights, and public input, to name a few.

Excerpts are below and can be read in entirety in Ballpark: It's on track for opener in 2010:

Q. For most people, the next big question is when will they see construction start. Is there any possibility the stadium will not be ready for opening day 2010?

A. The preliminary schedules that have been developed show site activity starting in March of '07, and that's site clearance, you know, pulling up the asphalt ... and actual construction starting later in the summer -- July-August time frame. ... I would say at this point we appear to be on track to meet the legislative objective [2010 completion], but it's a big project.

Q. There has been much discussion of what the stadium will look like. Is this something that the Twins, working with their architect, will largely decide, as opposed to the county and the Ballpark Authority?

A. All along the way there's going to be, on the public side, input on decisions they're making because we've got a couple of issues. One is, again, how does the ballpark relate to where it's being built. 

 
 
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