During the past three years, Carl Pohlad and his family have worked
tirelessly to achieve their objective of finding a solution which would
keep Major League Baseball viable in the Upper Midwest for generations
To demonstrate this commitment, the Pohlads have accommodated the many
creative proposals posed by legislators, the Governor and Metropolitan
Sports Facilities Commission representatives. By all accounts, the Pohlads
offers were among the most generous and creative of any ballpark projects
Despite repeated rejection, the Pohlads continue to believe that the
Minnesota Twins are a valuable community resource for providing affordable
family entertainment, and the Twins add significant economic and social
value to our region.
Despite these beliefs and intentions, the fact is that the team cannot
remain viable and competitive while playing in the Metrodome. This has
been confirmed over and over again by numerous studies and committees which
have thoughtfully reviewed the economics.
As voters from North Carolina s Triad region consider today s ballpark
funding proposal, the Twins organization remains committed to resolving
the economic challenges facing the franchise.
Regardless of the outcome of today s vote, the Minnesota Twins will
continue to work closely with Major League Baseball to find a long-term
solution for the franchise.
As the 1998 season continues, the Twins organization is working harder
than ever to provide fans throughout the region with quality family entertainment.
With that in mind, the Twins and the Pohlad family would like to express
their sincere appreciation to fans across the Upper Midwest for their ongoing
support of Twins baseball.