ST. PAUL, 1:35 p.m. February 18, 1998 -- The Minnesota Twins ballpark plans have
suffered what looks like a final defeat at the Legislature.
A House committee today canceled a hearing on a stadium bill after the author withdrew
the measure for lack of support.
The move appears to kill the stadium effort for this session.
The plan would have paid for a stadium with team rent, lottery proceeds, a game-day
parking tax, and a player income surcharge.
Twins owner Carl Pohlad has been negotiating to sell the team to a North Carolina
However, a lobbyist fighting taxpayer subsidies for the project says he thinks the
issue will be back before lawmakers next year.