November 14, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI plans to say Mass at the newest of the "green cathedrals" during a three-day visit to Washington next April. "[Archbishop Donald] Wuerl said he expects that all 41,000 seats will be filled but said he did not yet know how admission will be handled." See Washington Post. (Will there be scalpers? Holy water on tap in the luxury suites, perhaps? ) Seriously, I think the Pope's visit will be a perfect occasion to Christen the new stadium.
Hennepin County officials have approved the design of the Twins' future stadium, as construction has already begun. The modernistic glass and limestone exterior will become quite a landmark in Minneapolis three years from now. See MLB.com.