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06/19/07 11:50 AM ET

Official groundbreaking for new Twins ballpark set for Aug. 2

Fans invited to attend event at the Minneapolis ballpark site

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins, in conjunction with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and Hennepin County, announced today that the official groundbreaking for the new downtown Minneapolis ballpark will be held Thursday, Aug. 2. The official ceremony and other commemorative events will take place at the downtown Minneapolis ballpark site, following the Twins-Royals game scheduled for 12:10 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Metrodome.

The ballpark site will open to the public at 5 p.m., with a free concert and other activities scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. The official groundbreaking ceremony will start at 7 p.m., with the event expected to conclude at approximately 8 p.m.

The groundbreaking event will be a celebration of the past, present and future of Minnesota Twins baseball, an opportunity to pay tribute to those involved in making the new ballpark a reality and a time for the community to come together around the wonderful game of baseball. Specific event details and information will be announced as plans are finalized.

Please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/newballpark for the latest news and information about the new Twins ballpark.

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