CHS Field and a Saints Game, Two Firsts for Me
Sunday we had our company "Christmas in June Party" at CHS Field in St. Paul's lowertown area. The new stadium just opened this year and I had never been to a Saints game before.
A number of people from KDHL, Power 96, KRFO and Kat Kountry 105 stations in Faribault and Owatonna came up in a van. As I live in the Cities, I was originally going to take the light rail since it stops a half a block from the stadium. But some family issues made it so I had to drive. But if you get the chance the light rail would be a good experience. We found a parking spot about a block away for $7. I was impressed as to how the stadium was set up. Easy access to concessions, rest rooms and first aid. I think they really had the fans' needs in mind.
There are lots of on-field antics during the game, and the announcers keep you entertained. We were given a picnic lunch and that was very good. Unfortunately the Saints lost to South Dakota, 6-2. And we left early when it rained in the sixth inning and there was a rain delay. But all in all it was a great time.
By the way, the Northfield Raiders will face Moundsview at 10AM at CHS Field on Thursday morning in the state baseball tournament. Coverage starts at 9:45AM on KDHL and kdhlradio.com.
My co-worker John Conner got to have his picture taken with actor Bill Murray, who is an owner of the Saints.