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Twins: 'We'll Sign Lease'
Details Still To Be Finalized, Sports Facilities Commission Still Needs To Approve It

MINNEAPOLIS, Posted 5:04 p.m. July 22, 1998 -- The Minnesota Twins agreed today on the major components of a new lease agreement that would keep them in the Metrodome for two more seasons.

However, details of the plan still must be finalized.

Twins President Jerry Bell says the team is willing to sign the deal as it stands.

The deal still must be approved by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which is expected to vote in a special meeting Friday morning.

Details of the lease weren't provided after the sides met for about five-and-a-half hours today in downtown Minneapolis.

Bill Lester, the commission's executive director, says the plan still includes many of the major proposals the commission offered last week.

That includes about $1 million a year in extra revenue for the Twins.

The commission also would drop a lawsuit against the Twins. In exchange the Twins would agree to try to find a local buyer for the team.