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Liga La Zapata, a Richfield soccer league, has more than 100 teams, each with at least 13 players, and few of the participants follow the local major sports teams as passionately as the sport they play.
Not only is Adrian Peterson back in a Vikings uniform after his suspension for whipping his child, but the NFL is back and seemingly as popular as ever after an offseason of problems away from the field.
The Twins' owners are building a strong lineup around their star, Target Field. Although their developer, United Properties, seemed slow to realize the ballpark's ability to launch nearby development, the company has since made up for lost time.
University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler said: "I believe our donors are giving to an athletic village program for the University of Minnesota. They were not giving to an athletic village program for Norwood Teague."
The University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, which opened in 2009, is the only recent example of a naming rights agreement that was made public.
Women's soccer league commissioner Jeff Plush called Minneapolis "a fantastic market.''
Two sites reportedly in the mix are near Snelling and University avenues, where a former Metro Transit bus barn stood, and near the State Capitol where a Sears store now sits.
MLS officials were mum Tuesday on what the league would do now that its July 1 deadline for stadium progress in downtown Minneapolis had arrived, or how the league would define progress.
Farview Park in north Minneapolis is barely 2 miles from the Twins' $555 million Target Field, but the distance in many ways seems much farther.
The MLS announcement came less than three months after the league awarded Minnesota a franchise, and left the future of the franchise in doubt.