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Senate Committee Votes For Stadium Plan
Tax Committee Voted To Build Baseball Stadium with User Fees

ST. PAUL, Posted 3:20 p.m. April 08, 1998 -- It may be late in the game, but a Twins stadium proposal is advancing at the Minnesota Legislature.

By a vote of 12-to-11, the Senate Tax Committee today endorsed a plan to build a baseball stadium with user fees.

The plan's sponsor, Republican Senator Roy Terwilliger of Edina, says people who don't use the stadium won't have to pay for it.

The bill calls for a $284 million dollar open-air ballpark on the Minneapolis downtown riverfront. It would be paid for with $6 million dollars a year in team rent, a game-day parking tax and a player income surcharge.

Lawmakers are aiming to adjourn tomorrow.