Manure under Minn. ballpark could be costly hassle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When demolition specialists tear down St. Paul’s Midway Stadium next year, they know what they’ll find underground — acres and acres of horse manure.

A St. Paul Pioneer Press report ( ) says before the stadium was built in the early 1980s the land had been used for decades as dumping ground for manure and other trash from the state fairgrounds.

That could be a problem for the developers who end up building on that land. Horse manure doesn’t decompose into good dirt, so either it would have to be dug out or architects would have to design costly workarounds.

Louis Jambois is the president of the St. Paul Port Authority. He says the manure situation could add $3 million to $5 million to the overall price tag.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

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