Monday, July 20, 1998 -- Twins owner Carl Pohlad said Sunday he has
not made up his mind whether to accept a two-year Metrodome lease from
the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. The Minneapolis Star Tribune
reported Sunday that Pohlad plans to work out a lease with the commission
for the next two years at the Metrodome.
``There's nothing new,'' Pohlad said. ``Everything is maybe. Everybody's
trying to find a solution, but there's nothing that's any different that
I know of.''
The Pioneer Press reported Sunday that Pohlad said he had ``no idea
what we'll do,'' referring to a settlement hearing today before Hennepin
County District Judge Marilyn Rosenbaum regarding the sports facilities
commission's lawsuit trying to block the Twins from exercising an escape
clause in their Dome lease after this season.
The Twins will wait until after the morning hearing to decide whether
to accept a lease proposal from the commission.
Pohlad had confirmed Sunday that a handful of Charlotte investors attempting
to buy the Twins met with him Thursday in Minneapolis. The Charlotte group
would consider moving the Twins to Salt Lake City, home of the Twins' Class
AAA minor league club, for next season and possibly the 2000 season, while
NationsBank finances construction of a major league baseball stadium in