Lowertown Ballpark to Use Both District Energy and Xcel Energy

  Lowertown Ballpark to Use Both District Energy and Xcel Energy

 Companies partner with Saint Paul to provide a mix of energy sources for new facility

SAINT PAUL – The City of Saint Paul announced today that the new Lowertown Ballpark will be served by both District Energy St. Paul and Xcel Energy.  The two companies will partner to provide a mix of energy sources for the project. 

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Eight subcontractors hired for Lowertown Ballpark project

Eight subcontractors hired for Lowertown Ballpark project

97% of work on ballpark to be completed by Minnesota companies 

Ryan Companies has awarded contracts to eight subcontractors who will help build the structure of the Lowertown Ballpark.  Seven of the eight contractors are based in Minnesota.  More than 97% of the $63 million project will be completed by Minnesota-based contractors, vendors and consultants.

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Lowertown Ballpark receives $747,900 Ramsey County grant

SAINT PAUL – The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department announced today that the Lowertown Ballpark has been awarded a $747,900 Environmental Response Fund grant from Ramsey County for environmental remediation efforts. The grant will help fund the environmental remediation and soil cleanup work that was needed to allow the new ballpark to be built on the brownfield site.

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City of Saint Paul and Ryan Companies finalize contract for Lowertown Ballpark Construction

SAINT PAUL – The City of Saint Paul announced today it has executed a fixed sum contract for $43.8 million with Ryan Companies US, Inc., to finalize construction documents and pay for the work and materials needed to build the Lowertown Ballpark.  The fixed sum contract assures that the City will pay a set price for the agreed-upon scope of work.  Ryan Companies will now be responsible for any cost overruns.

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Lowertown Ballpark receives $748,100 Met Council grant

SAINT PAUL – The Metropolitan Council announced today that it has awarded a $748,100 Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) grant to the City of Saint Paul for the Lowertown Ballpark for environmental remediation efforts. The Met Council grant will fund environmental investigation; soil and groundwater remediation, including an impermeable infiltration barrier; and soil vapor mitigation.

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Statement from Ryan Companies

At approximately 8:00 a.m. today, an accident occurred at the site of the Lowertown Ballpark project in Saint Paul.  As heavy equipment operators were demolishing a building, a portion of the concrete structure supporting the building fell onto the cab of one of the backhoes involved in the demolition work.

This accident resulted in the death of Johnny Valek, a heavy equipment operator for Rachel Contracting, a subcontractor of Ryan Companies.

All of us at Ryan are deeply saddened, and our sympathies go out to family members and colleagues. We’re also working with the family and Johnny’s co-workers to offer grief counseling and support.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is well underway, and Ryan is cooperating fully with authorities. Ryan has one of the best construction safety records in the industry, and we take incidents like this very seriously.

Statement issued by:

Collin Barr, President, NorthCentral Region
Ryan Companies
50 South 10th Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Statement from the Saint Paul Saints

There is profound sadness in the St. Paul Saints organization today after learning about the passing of a worker at the Lowertown site.  At this time we want to send out our deepest sympathies to the family who lost a loved one in this tragic accident.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them and our entire community on this heartbreaking day.