CHS Field

Nominated by Braun Intertec

CHS Field (aka Lowertown Ballpark) is the new home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team and is situated in Lowertown St. Paul, a portion of downtown known for its flourishing artist community and local farmers’ market. This new location, which replaced the existing 30-year old Midway Stadium located north of downtown, was built on a vacant and polluted industrial property that historically operated as a coal gas manufacturing plant and most recently as a manufacturing facility. The new ballpark has taken advantage of transit and other downtown infrastructure, while still serving state and regional needs for youth, amateur, and the St. Paul Saints baseball. This publicly-owned and privately supported ballpark is anticipated to host over 160 events and entertain approximately 400,000 visitors per year. CHS Field is the first sports venue to meet Minnesota’s B3 Sustainable Building 2030 Energy Standards, which is “an energy conservation program design to significantly reduce energy and carbon in [the state’s] commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings.” The result of CHS Field’s sustainable features has dubbed the stadium as the “greenest ballpark in America”, using more green practices than any other stadium.

Project Financing

  • City of St. Paul
  • St. Paul Saints
  • Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Ramsey County
  • Xcel Energy
  • Capitol Region Watershed District

Project Partners

  • City of St. Paul
  • Lowertown Ballpark Design and Construction Committee (LBDCC)
  • Ryan Companies US, Inc.
  • St. Paul Saints
  • Metropolitan Council
  • State of Minnesota
  • Ramsey County
  • Saint Paul Port Authority
  • Braun Intertec
  • Snow Kreilich Architects
  • AECOM
  • Capital Region Watershed District (CRWD)
  • Henderson Engineer, Inc.
  • Xcel Energy
  • District Energy
  • Stoel-Rives
  • DeLuca Strategies
  • Beazley Consulting (SRF)
  • Summit Envirosolutions