CHS Field is the official home of the St. Paul Saints and also hosts youth and amateur baseball teams from across the region. The ballpark is about more than just baseball — the facility hosts more than 100 non-baseball events annually.
CHS Field is the next chapter in Saint Paul’s storied history of amateur baseball. The city has been home to a regional ballpark since 1930, beginning with Lexington Park, the original Midway Stadium in the 1950s, and the current Midway Stadium, which was built in 1982.
A true regional economic asset, CHS Field will help Minnesota attract a variety of regional and national events, from college baseball tournaments to world-class concerts. It will build on major public and private investments in downtown Saint Paul to help further revitalize the Lowertown neighborhood. The project will bring 400,000 visitors to downtown Saint Paul, and spur millions of dollars in economic impact annually.
The Saint Paul Port Authority purchased the remaining section of the Diamond Products/Gillette property (at the intersection of Fifth Street and Broadway Street) in July 2012, which was critical to securing city and state funding for the project. After the project was complete, the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Port Authority exchanged ownership of the former Midway Stadium site and the Diamond Products/Gillette property. The Saint Paul Port Authority marketed the 13-acre site as a part of its ongoing efforts to redevelop industrial property in the area around Midway Stadium and an office park is being developed. This has helped the ballpark project expand the city’s tax base and attract high-paying, quality jobs to Saint Paul.
The total cost of the project was $63 million. The City of Saint Paul provided $19 million and a $5 million internal loan, the St. Paul Saints provided $11 million, and the State of Minnesota provided a $25 million grant for the construction, $2 million in grants for the environmental cleanup work, and a $1 million loan for the project. The City of Saint Paul received two grants for environmental remediation efforts: a $748,100 Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) grant from the Metropolitan Council and a $747,900 Environmental Response Fund grant from Ramsey County.
From a leisurely afternoon taking in the signs of CHS Field from the Minnesoyta Lawn to hosting the annual company field day event, CHS Field offers a unique venue to provide a memorable experience for your employees and clients.
Would you like to get out of the board room and into the ballpark? The Securian Club at CHS Field provides a one-of-a-kind location for your next meeting. The Securian Financial Club can seat up to 200 guests and offers audio and video equipment.
CHS Field offers one of the most unique wedding venues in Saint Paul. From ceremonies on home plate to scenic receptions against the glow of the city lights in the Securian Financial Club, CHS Field has options available to accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests.
CHS Field is available for outdoor concerts and festivals. The venue can accommodate up to 12,000 guests by utilizing the field level and fixed seating areas. The warning track and concourse are great for vendors to set up demonstrations and exhibits.