Prospective Owner Says He Hopes To Have Sale Agreement Ready For March 17 Owners Meeting
HIGH POINT, North Carolina (AP) -- Don Beaver says he hopes to have a contract to buy the
Minnesota Twins ready for major league baseball owners to review when they meet later this
Beaver, a Hickory, North Carolina, businessman, is head of North Carolina Baseball, the
group attempting to bring a team to the Triad area of Greensboro, High Point and
Beaver said Thursday before a meeting with his ownership group in High Point that he
was pleased with the progress of the negotiations with current Twins owner Carl Pohlad. He
wants to have the contract available for the other owners when they meet March 17 in St.
"It hasn't happened yet -- there's still a lot to be done," Beaver said.
Beaver said he was encouraged by the response to ticket sales this week for the March
31 exhibition game in Winston-Salem between the Twins and the Montreal Expos. Hundreds of
people lined up Monday at the offices of the Winston-Salem Warthogs minor-league team to
buy tickets the first day they went on sale.
The game will take place about five weeks before voters in Guilford and
Forsyth counties go to the polls for a referendum on new taxes to pay for most of a
proposed stadium for a club.