March 8, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. – MInnesota lawmaker Pat Garofalo plans to introduce a bill that he says would “free the Minnesota Twins to play home games in Wisconsin” until Gov. Tim Walz allows fans to return to Target Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers were recently granted permission from local health officials to host games with over 10,000 fans at Miller Park.
“Teams across the country have safely allowed fans at stadiums and even typically liberal states like Colorado have announced that fans will be able to enjoy outdoor baseball” Garofalo said.
“Releasing the Twins from any state contractual obligations to play in Minnesota, will give Minnesotans the chance to cross the river and cheer on the team. It is time for Governor Walz to stop holding Minnesota back.”
Garofalo, a Republican Representative from Farmington, says the law would be suspended when Walz allows fans to return to Target Field.