The first signs of the new ballpark construction for the Minnesota Twins begins this coming Monday. That's the day dump trucks will begin taking away debris from the 10-acre site in preparation for construction. As reported by the AP:
Crews will begin hauling material out next Monday, said Dan Mehls, who is managing the project for M.A. Mortensen Company. Most of the concrete and asphalt will be recycled, he said.
On Tuesday, the Twins staged a mock diamond with home plate and the bases placed on their actual spots when the $522 million stadium opens for the 2010 season. The entire site has been fenced off for security.
"It's a start," Twins executive Jerry Bell said. "You have to begin someplace."
Official groundbreaking for the new facility is scheduled for August.