MINNEAPOIS, August 14, 1998 -- This time it's really
official: the Twins are staying in Minnesota at least through the 2000
According to The Associated Press, the Twins and the Metropolitan Sports
Facilities Commission announced they've agreed on a two-year lease extension
at the Metrodome.
A tentative agreement was reached July 24, and attorneys have been hammering
out the details since then.
Commission executive director Bill Lester told the wire service the
extension doesn't solve the long-term problem, but it does provide a chance
to keep baseball in Minnesota.
Under the agreement, Twins owner Carl Pohlad and his family have agreed
to seek investors who are committed to keep the team in Minnesota, writes
the wire service. Pohlad is asking interested investors to submit bids
by Sept. 14.