We are excited about the groundbreaking of the new Tink Larson Field and for the community of Waseca!
Posted by Minnesota Twins on Friday, August 11, 2017
Tink Larson and Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter share their thoughts at last Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony. This video was produced by the Minnesota Twins and appears on their Facebook page.
The sky was cloudy with rain on the horizon last Wednesday in Waseca, Minnesota, as officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony, but the future of Tink Larson Field has never been brighter.
After a fire destroyed the historic grandstand in the spring of 2016, the City of Waseca chose Widseth Smith Nolting to lead the redesign efforts, spearheaded by architect Dana Hlebichuk.
Constructed in 1938, the original Tink Larson Field was a historic landmark and a cornerstone of Minnesota baseball. Wanting to both pay homage to the past, while designing for the future, WSN conducted a series of community meetings to gain input and buy-in for the reconstruction of the 200-seat grandstand, concession area, dugouts, and scoreboard.
The project was truly community-driven as it was funded by local support, private donors, and state bonding dollars. Additionally, organizations like the Minnesota Twins lent a helping hand by donating 100 seats from Target Field and a matching number from the former Metrodome.
Twins President Dave St. Peter was one of the notables in attendance in addition to the field’s namesake, Tink Larson himself.
Construction of the $1.8 million stadium will begin September 1, 2017, with an anticipated completion in January or February of 2018, which would have it ready six months ahead of schedule and in plenty of time for spring practice.