Twins Fest to be held at Sports Center in Blaineby Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Twins have decided to move next month's Twins Fest charity fundraiser to the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Twins Fest had been scheduled to take place at the Metrodome at the end of January, but the Twins had to find a new location since the collapsed roof of the Dome won't be repaired until at least March.
Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says the National Sports Center should be able to accommodate most of the activities associated with Twins Fest, but not all of them.
"We might have to not do some of the larger interactive games that we had that kids enjoyed -- running around on the turf of the Metrodome, because those took up a lot of space. I would say perhaps a few fewer memorabilia dealers," said Smith.
Hundreds of college baseball games were scheduled to take place at the Metrodome in February and March, including about 40 University of Minnesota Gopher games. Officials are looking for other places to hold those games.