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Take Action on the Stadium!

On April 19, Neighborhoods First! and Neighbors Against Corporate Subsidies cosponsored a public forum to try to get answers to questions on the proposed soccer stadium on the Midway Bus Barn site. Over 100 concerned citizens attended to hear from panelists Jane Prince, Ward 7 Councilmember; Kristin Beckmann, Deputy Mayor; and Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development.

Click to read our notes of the April 19th Forum.

Click to read Neighbors Against Corporate Subsidies record of the City’s answers to questions asked at the Forum.

Click to read a citizen’s letter to the Snelling Midway Citizen Advisory Committee.

According to Mr. Sage-Martinson, three processes are required before the City can move forward with the stadium.
1.  A master plan for the site must be completed and approved by the City Council. The planning process for the plan was started on November 30th with a public open house. The completion date is anticipated in August including a site plan for the stadium.
2.  The City must have a signed agreement with Minnesota United and signed land leases with the Met Council. The City Council voted in favor of the agreement and leases on March 2 and is awaiting agreement from the Minnesota United and Met Council.
3.  Property and materials tax exemptions as well as a liquor license must be approved by the Minnesota Legislature.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR CONCERNS WITH THE FOLLOWING DECISION MAKERS

1.   Contact City Councilmembers

Ward 1: Dai Thao, ward1@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Ward 2: Rebecca Noecker, ward2@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Ward 3: Chris Tolbert, ward3@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Ward 4: Russ Stark, Council President, ward4@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Ward 5: Amy Brendmoen, ward5@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Ward 6: Dan Bostrom, ward6@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Ward 7: Jane L. Prince, ward7@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Phone for all members: 651-266-8560

2.   Identify and contact your State House and Senate Legislators.  (Bill sponsors of the tax exemptions are Representatives Moran, Mahoney and Mariani and Senators Cohen and Pappas.)